University Library

University Library


Searching information and accessing databases

The university library offers a large number of databases that you can use to find literature, data and other information, via Libsearch.

Directly to Libsearch

As a Tilburg University student or employee, you can use a number of online resources (or "databases") to find information. In many cases these are subscription databases that can only be accessed if the supplier can tell you are affiliated with Tilburg University. External visitors can also use these databases while on campus.

General information about database access

On-campus access
Off-campus access

Access Control

Different access methods exist for databases or parts of databases such as full-text publications. These methods are explained below.

Please note: sometimes a database will show text such as 'access provided by Tilburg University'. This means the database provider knows you are affiliated with Tilburg University. It does not necessarily mean you can access all content on the site. Many times Tilburg University only subscribes to a part of the available content, not the entire site. This is often listed on the site itself.

Access on campus or via RDS (Remote Desktop)
Single Sign-On (Tilburg University username / password)
EZproxy or Library Access extension
User account (create your own account)
Open access, no restrictions
Pay Per View
Access on fixed workspace or in Datalab only
Mobile sites
Mobile apps


In Libsearch, select 'All databases A to Z' for a complete listing of all databases, or select 'Databases by subject' for a listing by topic.


Each database listing has a short description of the database. You can find more detailed information about the database by clicking the More link in the description.