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Search and find

at the UvA Library
Search the library collections
Quick searching for books, journals and databases in the library.

The Library of the UvA own a large collection of books, e-books, journals, e-journals and databases

Quick guides
Are your starting a search or need some pointers on how to proceed: these pdf's help your on your way. Select your goal:

Search tips and tricks
How to find....? offer search tips for all kinds of publications.
It may be important to know exactly how a search engine or database works. For a number of databases the Library has provided demos or manuals.

Advice and workshops
How to navigate the overwhelming sea of information in libraries and on the web? Our subject librarians are happy to help you in finding, selecting and using information for your research. They also give workshops.

Online market for used textbooks
At you may buy or sell used books. Go to or install the app.

Access from home

Accessing digitale resources outside the UvA building?

Alert services

Keeping track of relevant publications

Publications by UvA researchers

Find in Dare what UvA researchers have published so far.

Make a title suggestion

Not found the title you were looking for?

National catalogue

WorldCat Discovery is the tool for searching a lot of Dutch libraries in one go.
Databases and support for each subject
Need help or advice? Contact us