Search tips

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
    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 Endnote, RefWorks or another reference manager software package
    •    share via social media or e-mail
    •    synchronize between various versions
    Apply for the web version:
    •     BrowZine Web
  • 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.

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Search help

Detailed instruction in literature research
The Information Skills web modules on the IEC Intranet pages provide detailed step-by-step explanation of literature research. Especially module 3, Getting started, making a search plan.

Access to databases and full-text journals
Access to search systems and full-text journals for which TU/e has acquired licenses is limited to users within the TU/e IP domain. Remote access to retrieval systems and full-text journals via the Proxy Server or by making a VPN connection to the TU/e network is limited to TU/e staff and students.