Literature review

What databases and search engines does the HAN offer?

The HAN Study Centres provide access to many (scholarly) databases and search engines to support your research. You can access our database collection here:

Literature review support

Our information specialists are here to help you with any queries regarding your literature review. You can e-mail us directly through our contact form. An information specialist will get back to your message as soon as possible.

No access to full-text?

The HAN Study Centre provides access to many full-text articles. For more information on full-text articles, please consult the following manual:

If the article you require is not available, it is possible to make a request by contacting the HAN Study Centre. Please follow this link [link to IBL] for more information on requests.

Reference management

There are special software tools called reference managers to help you to collect, organise, and (re)use bibliographic metadata in a personal database.

A reference manager is able to import references and citations (such as titles, authors, publication data etc.) to your own personal database, after which you can use this database to incorporate references into your own article, thesis or manuscript.

The HAN offers access to RefWorks: a web-based service that allows students and staff to store, manage and (re)use their references and citations on all PCs connected to the internet.

Please visit the Refworks website for more information.