Tips working from home

From Wednesday 28th April the library will be open again Monday - Sunday till 10.30 pm

Working from home? Use our digital resources, e-journals, e-books, online library training, audiovisual media.

Some tips highlighted

Boomportaal is a digital library of the publishers Boom Amsterdam and Boom The Hague with more than 2,400 e-books on almost all subject areas, plus 54 e-journals in the fields of law, administration and policy, society, healthcare, HRM, communication and languages.

Do you want to know which titles are offered? Click here for the Boomportaal e-books and refine by author or keyword for a specific title or topic.

Or go to the database a-z list for the complete Boomportaal collection (e-books and e-journals).


At the end of March, SHB, SURF, and the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences jointly called on publishers to make access to online learning resources as easy as possible during the COVID-19 crisis. Home education also requires greater access to online content. A great deal of additional digital content has now been made temporarily available, mainly by international publishers.

This is a selection of relevant sources, which is regularly updated. Various databases also contain titles of required literature lists.

Here are a few examples of what is on offer:

- Bloomsbury Digital Resources: 7 databases on architecture, design, applied arts, education and upbringing, nutrition, sports and exercise and multidisciplinary.
- Cambridge University Press: multidisciplinary content, more than 2,000 titles
- EBSCO: more than 200,000 additional scientific ebooks; Harvard Business review ebooks; unlimited access to ebooks from a large number of publishers
- IEEE: more than 400 elearning courses on engineering and computer science
- MIT Press: 2,770 multidisciplinary ebooks
- Oxford University Press: 2 legal and political databases
- Taylor & Francis: multidisciplinary ebooks collection with more than 50,000 titles

The overview also includes some Dutch publishers who temporarily offer unlimited access, such as the e-books of Amsterdam University Press and a selection of titles from Uitgeverij Koninklijke Van Gorcum (via EBSCO).

We make every effort to make as much content as possible accessible as quickly as possible. Do you have any questions? Or would you like to use e-books for your online lesson? Please contact the library.
For their global community, LexisNexis has created a COVID-19 News Tracker, which helps to understand what is happening in the media. They have used this tracker to monitor the speed of the news and hope it will also provide you with additional insights and perspective. You can also insert many of the graphs on your own website. Click here to view the tracker.


The RefWorks team offers a free online training for beginners and advanced users of RefWorks. The training will teach you all the possibilities of the tool: from references importing to collaborative writing.

Within just one hour, you will learn everything you want or need to know about the RefWorks tool.

The training will take place on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 7 pm.

Click here for a quick and easy registration.

Can't attend? RefWorks team will send out the recording to all who have registered.

You can read more about RefWorks on the Library website.


Often when searching in a database or in Google Scholar, you will find that you cannot get access to the full text article. However, often you actually do have access, but through another database. To help you find that access, we have set up a link resolver: Find it @H/library.

You will see this button in most of our databases and in Google Scholar, and if you click on it will take you to the full text article, if available.

The website explains in detail how the link resolver Find it @H/library works and how to set it up.


The digital library collection consisting of databases and other sources is available 24/7 from home. But how do you know which databases and sources are most relevant to your study programme? You will find the answer in your online faculty's databases guide. 

The digital library of the HHs provides access to thousands of e-books. Want to use an e-book in an online lecture? Pay attention to the number of simultaneous users! At Ebsco choose an Ebsco e-book that is listed in the detail view: "Unlimited user access". Unfortunately, all Dutch-language e-books of Noordhoff publishers have limited access. However, the e-books of SpringerLink have unlimited simultaneous access and can be downloaded and printed. Other suppliers offer various possibilities for use. For more information, please visit the library's e-books website. See also the frequently asked questions.