Simultaneous searching was discontinued in July 2021. The increasing number of digital resources offered by the library led to more malfunctions and thus reduced the reliability of the system. Instead, other tools are available:

  • The improved databases overview: complete overview of the digital contents of the library
  • E-Publication Finder: search for library e-journals and e-books titles
  • Three browser tools: automatic notification when searching the internet with a link to the full text 
  • Link resolver: a tool that takes you from a bibliographic reference directly to the full text

Browser tools

By using three browser tools, so-called browser extensions, add-ons or plug-ins, you automatically receive an alert with a link to the full text during your search for information on the internet.

  • Lean Library
  • LibKey Nomad
  • EndNote Click (formerly Kopernio)

Literature is often included in publishers' databases. You can find information about the journal or book on the website of publishers or elsewhere on the internet, but the journal articles or the content of the book are located in a closed database. You have to pay for that. If the library has access to that database, these browser tools will automatically notify you with a link to the full text of the article or e-book in the digital library. 

With these tools, the advantages of searching the Internet, for example via Google, are therefore combined with the advantages of the digital library, where you have access to the full text of high-quality and reliable literature.

Each tool has its own strengths, Lean Library offers the most functionality. Because they complement each other, it is best to use all three; so you increase the chances of being directed to the full text of a publication in the digital library. All three tools offer:

  • Access to our licensed content and Open Access content.
  • Integration with the search interfaces of Google Scholar, Web of Science, PubMed.
  • DOI search to find articles from numerous sites of academic publishers.
  • Safe and GDPR compliant use, no personal data or passwords are transmitted. 

DOI numbers (Digital Object Identifiers) are unique numbers assigned to a journal article. The purpose of the DOI is that the referenced article can always be found online in a standard way using this number. 

The browser tools are available for all common web browsers and you can install them yourself quickly and easily on your private computer. Click on the links below to download and follow the instructions. Note: only the EndNote Click link below allows you to get a premium account with extra storage space.
It is not possible to install browser extensions on THUAS computers and work laptops, there they are by default only installed in Microsoft Edge.

Select the English name of our institution: The Hague University of Applied Sciences and click Save. After installation you will see the icons at the top right of your browser.

EndNote Click; Lean Library; LibKey Nomad:

Lean Library

  • Download this extension (for all common browsers).
  • The user can see messages from the library on specific web pages, for example by database.
  • Also searches by ISBN to find e-books. This will lead you from the webshops of bookshops or publishers to the e-book version in the digital library - if available.
  • Automatically sets Find it @ H/Library* in Google Scholar.
  • Displays "subscribe to TOC", the ability to receive email alerts to e-journals.
  • Integration with in Google Scholar and academic websites: Smart Citations to easily check how an academic article has been cited and whether it has been supported or disputed by others.
  • Highlight and search: select text, right-click and choose search.
  • The Lean Library icon is grayed out by default and only becomes active when prompted e.g. on a publisher's web page.
  • Via Advanced Settings, you can decide whether and when you want to see pop-up messages and whether TOC Alerts and are shown.
  • Via Advanced Settings, you can set up a second institute, if applicable: Add additional institute. This maximises access to full text.

Libkey Nomad

  • Download this extension (for all common browsers).
  • In addition to the link to the full text, also provides additional information to the bibliographic databases Web of Science and PubMed.
  • Provides automatic setup of Google Scholar.
  • Articles show cover images and a link to the TOC (table of content) of the e-journal via BrowZine.
  • Use to quickly find scientific articles by typing in the DOI or PMID.

EndNote Click

  • Download this extension (for all common browsers).
  • Has a large coverage so that wherever you search, you often get a link to the full text.
  • Own 'vault' in which you can store publications.
  • Unlike Lean Library and LibKey Nomad, you must first create an account and login. If users do this via the “Premium referral”, this simplifies the registration procedure and they receive a locker with 2 Gb storage space for documents instead of 100 Mb. When registering, enter the or email address.
  • To use EndNote Click, you have to click on the icon at the top right of the browser and then log in to your account.

Link resolver

During your searches through our databases you will often encounter the green “Find it @ H/Library” button:

This the name of our link resolver, a tool that takes you from a bibliographical reference straight to the full text of the article, provided this is contained in the library’s collection. 

You can also search with Google Scholar to find full-text.

Setting up Find it @ H/Library in Google Scholar

If the library does not offer full text access, you will be offered alternatives, such as the option to continue searching in other systems, or to submit an ILL (Interlibrary Loan) request. You will also be offered a number of options to save your citation data, e.g. to RefWorks.