Browser tools to find full texts

Simultaneous search has been discontinued as of July 2021. The increasing number of digital resources offered by the library led to more failures and therefore reduced the reliability of the system. There are other tools available instead:

Three browser tools, so-called browser extensions, add-ons or plugins:

Literature is often included in publishers' databases. You can find information about the journal or book on the website of publishers or elsewhere on the internet, but the journal articles or the content of the book are located in a closed database. You have to pay for that. If the library has access to that database, these browser tools will automatically notify you with a link to the full text of the article or e-book in the digital library. 

With these tools, the advantages of searching the Internet, for example via Google, are therefore combined with the advantages of the digital library, where you have access to the full text of high-quality and reliable literature. By using all three browser tools, you increase the chances of being directed to the full text of a publication in the digital library. 

  • All three tools provide access to our licensed content and Open Access content.
  • All three can be used with Google Scholar, Web of Science, PubMed and numerous academic publisher sites
  • Also, all three tools use DOI search to find articles.

DOI numbers (Digital Object Identifiers) are unique numbers assigned to a journal article. The purpose of the DOI is that the referenced article can always be found online in a standard way using this number. 

The browser tools are available for all common web browsers and can be installed quickly and easily on your private computer. For technical reasons, the tools are not yet available as standard on the work laptop. 

Click on the links below to download and follow the instructions to install the browser tools. Select the English name of our institution: The Hague University of Applied Sciences and click Save. 

After installation you will see the icons at the top right of your browser:  

EndNote Click; Lean Library; LibKey Nomad:

EndNote Click, Lean Library Access, LibKey Nomad


Each tool has its own strengths, Lean Library offers the most functionality. Because they complement each other, it is best to install all three. The tools are already available but will be adapted in the near future so that they work better at the start of the new academic year.

Lean Library

  • The user can see messages from the library on specific web pages, for example by database.
  • Also searches by ISBN to find e-books. This will lead you from the webshops of bookshops or publishers to the e-book version in the digital library - if available.
  • Automatically sets Find it @ H/Library* in Google Scholar.
  • Displays "subscribe to TOC", the ability to receive email alerts to e-journals.
  • Integration with in Google Scholar and academic websites: Smart Citations to easily check how an academic article has been cited and whether it has been supported or disputed by others.
  • Highlight and search: select text, right-click and choose search.
  • The Lean Library icon is grayed out by default and only becomes active when prompted e.g. on a publisher's web page.

Libkey Nomad

  • In addition to the link to the full text, also provides additional information to the bibliographic databases Web of Science and PubMed.
  • Provides automatic setup of Google Scholar.
  • Articles show cover images and a link to the TOC (table of content) of the e-journal via BrowZine.
  • Use to quickly find scientific articles by typing in the DOI or PMID.

EndNote Click (formerly Kopernio)

  • Has a large coverage so that wherever you search, you often get a link to the full text.
  • Own 'vault' in which you can store publications.
  • Unlike Lean Library and LibKey Nomad, you must first create an account and login. If users do this via the “Premium referral”, this simplifies the registration procedure and they receive a locker with 2 Gb storage space for documents instead of 100 Mb. When registering, enter the or email address.
  • To use EndNote Click, you have to click on the icon at the top right of the browser and then log in to your account.

Find it @ H/Library 

 Find it image

*Find it @ H/Library is the name of our so-called link resolver, a tool that takes you directly from a bibliographic reference to the full text version, if it is available for our library. You can also indicate in Google Scholar that Find it @ H/Library should be displayed in the list of search results.

Set up Find it @ H/Library in Google Scholar