Easy access to scientific articles from home?
We offer you tips and tricks.
Access from home
Login with your HU account
Working at home on your research, thesis or article? Then it is important that you are able to gain access to scientific articles. Use the links on our website to access databases. This way you are automatically logged in.
Browzine app: reading articles on your tablet or phone
Browzine is an app for Apple and Android tablets and smartphones. With this app you can read a large part of the scientific journals that the HU is subscribed to. Free for HU employees and students.
Minimal system requirements: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), iOS 7.x
Start by searching the HU Library
Then log in with your HU account.
Now choose a Subject or search for a Title. Tap the journal to open it.
Tip: If a title is too long and not completely visible, tap the white title area.
Please note! Not all journals are available full text, some have an embargo of around 18 months. Click on Available Issues to view old volumes.
You can email articles, save them in Browzine, open them in other apps or send them to a reference manager such as Refworks.
Please note! If you send a quotation to Refworks you will see a temporary confirmation in the lower right corner of Browzine.
Use My Bookshelf and Saved Articles to save your favourites.
Do you want to synchronize saved articles between the desktop web version and your phone? Then you must create an account under “Settings”.
Requesting articles or books at other libraries
Are you looking for an article or book which is not available in the HU Library collection? You can put in a request from other library collections via Interlibrary loan (ILL)
Requesting books and articles is free of charge for (temporary) HU employees. Other borrowers pay € 6,50 for an article and € 7,50 for a book.
The costs of an interlibrary request from a library abroad are €17.
Please send your request to IBL@hu.nl.
Library Access browser extension
Do you want easier access to articles? Then use the Library Access browser extension.
You can access scientific articles, journals and databases from the HU Library collection directly from your browser.
If you visit a HU library licensed website you will receive a notification. Then it is a matter of clicking once to access that site through the library, and access all licensed material.
The browser extension shows an icon in the bookmarks bar. This works more or less like a traffic light. If the icon is green, you are logged in. You do not have access to a gray icon. If you want to read an article that seems inaccessible, Library Access looks for an open source version of that article.