Search and reference tools

Besides the search engine LibSearch, the UL offers several useful tools that help you: search for literature; manage the found literature files; and gain access to the digital library collection from outside the campus.

VU LibSearch links in Google Scholar
Install the Library Access browser extension to also display the “VU LibSearch” links with your Google Scholar search results when off-campus. Or use this guide (PDF).

VU LibSearch links in PubMed  
Install the Library Access browser extension to automatically show links to LibSearch, both on and off campus. Or use this link.

Create and manage references with EndNote
EndNote is a software tool that helps you organize and manage your references.

Off-campus access
Install the Library Access browser extension to access digital content outside the campus for which the UB has a license.
The extension is available for Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Safari. Do you prefer a different browser? Install the UBVU Off-Campus Access bookmark:

Add the link below to your browser’s bookmarks. Do not click, but drag the link to the bookmarks bar of the browser or right-click the link.

UBVU Off-Campus Access

For manual installation:
- create a random bookmark;
- edit the properties;
- change the name of the bookmark to UBVU Off-Campus Access;
- copy the code below as the URL of the bookmark:
javascript:void(location.href='http://vu-nl.idm.oclc.org/login?url='+location.href)
Tip: use the bookmarks bar to display the bookmark as a button.

To test the installation of the bookmark, go to this article. Then click the UBVU Off-Campus Access bookmark and log in with your VUnetID or VUmc-account.

For questions, comments or to report a problem, please contact us via the questionnaire.