For searching scientific literature and information the Library offers a wide variety of automated search systems or databases, like catalogues, specialized bibliographies, electronic reference works and full-text journals.
Some important information resources are:

  • LibrarySearch: a discovery tool for all parts of the TU/e Library collection and libraries world-wide. In many cases it will provide direct access to full-text articles. LibrarySearch is also ideally suited for search by subject.
    Tips & tricks LibrarySearch (PDF)
  • Overview of Databases TU/e Library: these databases and (specialized) bibliographies for which in most cases the TU/e Library requires a license, are relevant for literature research on specific subjects. References provide direct links to the full-text articles wherever possible. See also: About databases.
  • The Journal list A-Z offers an overview of current electronic journal subscriptions. By clicking a journal title you go to that journal’s start page. Continue your search within the journal publisher’s interface.
  • Browzine list of journals (Apply for the web version: BrowZine Web)
    BrowZine is a searchable collection of e-journals that includes the majority of TU/e subscriptions. Find, read and monitor the main journals on your subject.
    Make your personal choice from the TU/e journal collection and receive automatic notification as soon as new articles appear.
    These journals you may:
         - read on-line
         -  download and save for later off-line reading
         - export to Mendeley, Endnote, RefWorks or another reference manager software package
         - share via social media or e-mail
         - synchronize between various versions
  • Publications from TU/e or TU/e Repository: listing of publications originating from TU/e or of which the author is affiliated to TU/e. Like dissertations, theses, orations. Mostly linked to full text.
    More about TU/e Repository.

Printed collection arranged by subject area

The books that are kept in open shelves in the MetaForum building are arranged by subject area.
The Search tree provides an overview of all main subject areas A-Z and all subsections.
The maps of the Library show where to find the various subject areas on the shelves.


Detailed instruction in literature research

The Information Skills web modules provide detailed step-by-step explanation of literature research. Especially module 3, Getting started, making a search plan.