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Library services for UvA alumni

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Home access to EBSCO databases

UvA alumni have access to two important EBSCO databases: Academic Search Alumni and Business Source Alumni.

Academic Search Alumni is a multidisciplinary database with the full-text articles from over 3000 peer-reviewed journals in many disciplines.
Want to learn quickly how Academic Search Alumni works? See the demos.

Business Source Alumni gives access to the full-text articles from over 1400 journals in the fields of economics and business, of which 750 are peer reviewed.
Want to learn quickly how Business Source Alumni works? See the demos.

Register for EBSCO


ERIC is the most important database for education. It contains more than a million references from 1966 up to the present. ERIC is also available in a free version with more than 200,000 full-text publications.
Clip (5 min.) about searching ERIC.

RefWorks for UvA alumni

RefWorks allows you to build your own literature database. References may be imported from catalogues, databases or Google Scholar. With the Write-N-Cite tool you can add references or bibliographies to Word documents.

Register for RefWorks


With a valid alumni card of the Amsterdamse Universiteits-Vereniging (AUV) and an ID, you are entitled to a free library card for borrowing at the libraries of UvA and HvA.

Visiting, searching, copying, printing, scanning

In the University Library at Singel 425 you are welcome during the same time window as students and staff. For further information see the information for all visitors.