• Searchable with HUGO
  • Accessible within the HU
  • Accessible from home with HU login
  • Academic Search Premier

    Fulltext articles from 3,600 international academic journals.
    Abstracts from 8,100 journals.

    Manual Video
  • Antibiotic guide

    A "decision support tool" to provide clinicians with information about the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. After free registration, users may search the database by diagnosis, pathogen, antibiotic type, or by keyword.

  • Biocatalysis / Biodegradation Database

    contains information on microbial biocatalytic reactions and biodegradation pathways for primary xenobiotic chemical compounds.

  • BioMed central

    Access to over 250 peer-reviewed open access journals, covering all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine.

  • Cancernet

    Information on types of cancer, treatment, clinical trials, genetics, causes, risk factors, prevention, testing, coping and more. Resources include: peer-reviewed cancer summaries, cancer literature and publications from the National Cancer Institute of the United States.

  • CBS Statline

    Information from the Dutch central bureau for statistics (CBS) on many social and economic subjects.

  • Chemexper Chemical Directory (CCD)

    Database contains over 40,000 chemical structures, 16,000 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and more than 100,000 products. The directory can be searched by registry number, molecular formula, chemical name or synonyms in different languages as well as by physical and chemical characteristics and combinations of those data.

  • Chemiekaarten

    Dutch database with access to recent and validated information on nearly 1,400 chemical substances. One substance per page, presenting details on identification, physical properties, symptoms, first aid, transport regulations, etc.

  • Chemische feitelijkheden

    Dutch database with easy to understand descriptions of complex chemical subjects.

  • Chemspider

    Chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 28 million structures from hundreds of data sources.

  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text

    Contains more than 2,800,000 abstracts from almost 4,600 journals in the field of nursing and other health disciplines. About 770 journals are full text available.

  • Clinical Trials

    Offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. A clinical trial (also clinical research) is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Interventional trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments. Observational trials address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.

  • Company Dashboard

    Company reports, financial data, business structures and market reports.

  • contains information on Dutch businesses and foreign companies with Dutch holdings.

  • DART-Europe

    DART stands for Digital Archive of Research Theses. The database gives access to 360.000 theses and dissertations of more than 500 European universities.

  • Databank Grenswaarden stoffen op de werkplek

    Dutch database with information on Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) for substances in the Netherlands.

  • DOAJ (Directory of open access journals)

    Open access directory with quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

  • Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek

    'Universitaetsbibliothek Regensburg'
    Access to (full-text) articles online.

  • Entrez (NCBI)

    Entrez is a search and retrieval system that integrates information from databases at NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information). These databases include nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, macromolecular structures, whole genomes.

  • Espacenet : Europe's Network of patent databases

    Espacenet offers free access to more than 80 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today (Dutch patents from 1912 to today).
    English version available at

  • Eurostat

    European statistics made by Eurostat, statistical office of the European Union.

  • Farmacotherapeutisch Kompas

    Dutch database with information on medicines that are available in the Netherlandsm, including prescription advise.

  • Free medical journals

    Access to scientific journals in the field of medicine and health care.

  • Gapminder

    Access to worldwide statistics and country information. Gapminder Foundation is a non-profit venture that promotes sustainable global development and achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.

  • GeneCards: human genes, maps, proteins and diseases

    Database of human genes that provides concise genomic related information, on all known and predicted human genes.

  • GreenFile

    Database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment, such as global warming, pollution, renewable energy and recycling. The database provides abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as full text for more than 4,700 records.

  • HBO Kennisbank

    Dutch national database with full text publications by students and lecturers of the HU and other Dutch universities (mostly in Dutch) - interface in English:

  • IMF

    The site of the International Monetary Fund offers access to internationl data, statistics and country information. Under "Publications" you find e.g. the following publications in pdf format: the IMF Country Reports and The World Economic Outlook.

  • International Corporate Sustainability Reporting Site

    Site dedicated to Corporate Sustainability / CSR and environmental reporting. You can find news, a resource library (guidelines, tools, articles etc.), sustainability reports of multinational companies and more.

  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

    Comprehensive resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries.

  • KNMP Kennisbank

    This Dutch database offers access to sources for KNMP pharmacists and other interested professionals and students in the field of pharmacy and medicine.

  • LexisNexis Academic -> Nexis Uni

    Dutch and international news sources.
    Replaced by Nexis Uni.

    Manual Video
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

    Indexes for more than 600 English journals, books, research reports and proceedings in the field of information science and information management.


    Open access source with publications from all Dutch universities, research institutes, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NOW). Includes open access doctoral theses from all Dutch universities. Click on the English icon on the right top of the page.

  • NEN Connect

    Database with standards on construction, installation, environment, trade and industry. Access to: all national standards (NEN, NPR, NTA). All European and international standards accepted for use in the Netherlands (NEN-EN, NEN-EN-ISO, NEN-ISO, NEN-EN-IEC and NEN-IEC). All international standards (ISO and IEC).

  • Nexis Uni

    Dutch and international news sources. Replacement for Lexis Nexis Academic.

  • NIST

    The database currently consists mostly of organic compounds along with a few small inorganic compounds.

  • Ondernemerswijzer

    Dutch database with information for self-employed entrepreneurs.


    Central access point to all Dutch governmental organizations of the Netherlands.

  • PLoS

    Public library of Science. Open access to scientific articles in the field of medicine, biology and genetics.

  • Protein Data Bank (PDB)

    Database on proteins from the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB).

  • Pubchem

    Database of chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities. Linked with NIH PubMed/Entrez information.

  • Pubmed

    Access to over 27 million citations from biomedical journals back to 1950.

    Manual Video
  • Reaxys

    Database providing information on millions of chemical structures, reactions and properties of chemical substances. Contains data from approximately 400 journals and core databases in the field of Chemistry.

  • Sage Premier

    Online access to over 550 scientific peer-reviewed journals published by Sage, in the field of Social Science, Biomedical and Health sciences, and Engineering. Digtial archive from 1999 with over 290,000 fulltext articles.

  • Science Direct

    Over 1.2 million scientific articles, from 1995 up to the present. Many articles are fulltext available, some only in abstract.

  • Scifinder on the Web

    To use this database you need to register once (for free) within the HU buildings. Use this registration link. Database that combines Chemical abstracts and Medline.

  • Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau

    Site of The Netherlands Institute for Social Research, a government agency which conducts research into the social aspects of all areas of government policy. The main fields studied are health, welfare, social security, the labour market and education, with a particular focus on the interfaces between these fields. Publications are full text available.
    Language: Dutch / English.

  • Spectral Data Base System for Organic Compounds (SDBS)

    An integrated spectral database system for organic compounds,which includes 6 different types of spectra under a directory of the compounds.

  • Springer Journals

    Over 1200 journals on all fields of science.

  • SpringerLink collectie Nederlandse tijdschriften

    More than 40 Dutch journals in the field of health care and social work.

  • SpringerLink HBO Collectie

    This collection replaces partly the databases HBOVoorsprong and PlatformPM. Contains Dutch material on healthcare and welfare.

  • Toxnet

    Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

  • United Nations : Statistics Division

    Statistical information from the United Nations, Statistics Division.

  • UpToDate

    Evidence-based decision support tool designed for clinicians. UpToDate answers clinical questions, increases clinical knowledge and improves patient care.
    Attention: the new UpToDate Anywhere requires that you register for an account. You need to do this at the HU. You can also download the App in your app-store. To keep access from outside the HU you need to log in once every 90 days at the HU.

  • Web of science

    Multidisciplinary bibliography with integrated citation indexes. Contains Science Citation Index Expanded version, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index and Incites Journal and Highly Cited Data.
    Data up to 10 years ago.

  • Wereldbank / The World Bank

    Site of The World Bank, provides free and open access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe, together with other datasets cited in the data catalog.

  • Wiley Online Library: journals

    Over 1500 journals in all fields of science. A large part is full text available.

  • World Factbook, The

    Access to information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.