LexNow replaces Jurisquare

Until September 30 you could find the journals and books of Intersentia, Die Keure and Anthemis on the Jurisquare platform. Jurisquare is being discontinued however and therefor the faculty of Law has taken on a new subscription to LexNow. To keep track of all the changes, you can find an quick overview of the Belgian law databases below:


  • Platform for the content of Die Keure and Anthemis, in addition to some other smaller publishers.
  • We have access to the full texts of all journals and books on the platform.
  • Off campus access is allowed.
  • At the moment we lack the option to print and download texts both on and off campus. In the course of  2024 printing and downloading should become possible on campus. Off campus these facilities will remain unavailable.


  • Platform for the content of Larcier, Bruylant and Intersentia.
  • For these publishers we have access to the full texts of all journals and books on Stradalex. This is not the case for the other publishers on the platform.
  • Off campus access is now available for everyone all year round. There are is no option to print and download texts off campus though. Also some (course) books are excluded from off campus access by the authors.
  • Books that are less than 3 years old also do not have any print or download options on campus.


  • Platform for the content of Kluwer.
  • Off campus access is allowed.
  • At the moment we only have access to the Dutch content of journals and books. We are negociating with the publisher to possibly also include the French content.

We will try to update the links of the books and journals in the catalogue to the right platform as soon as possble. If you have any questions or issues, you can always contact us at helpdesk@library.uantwerpen.be.

Web of Science online training

On Tuesday October 24 from 10:00 till 11:00 Clarivate provided an online training session for us on Web of Science and related products. This session is was English and focussed on the latest developments, with the following agenda:

  • Web of Science architecture: one platform, many citation indexes for various purposes
  • What’s new in Web of Science
  • Answers to your scientific queries and get insightful data
  • Find and analyze potential partnerships
  • Manage your visibility on the most trusted citation index globally

The recording of this training session can be found on Mediasite.

Additionally, Clarivate organizes an online training session on InCites ("a citation-based evaluation tool to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark research output") for RIVA. This (English) session will take place on November 30 at 10:00 and is open to everyone. You can participate via this link.

Oxford English Dictionary moved to a new platform

On 18 July, Oxford English Dictionary moved to a new platform and was simultaneously provided with a new interface. The new platform provides a clearer form of navigation and the new tabular layout, in line with current accessibility standards (WCAG), makes information easier to digest and understand. The new interface has the familiar look of the Oxford Academic Platform, giving users a better experience when switching between websites.

Content, searches and display preferences that were stored in personal profiles on the old platform are no longer available. If you created a personal profile on the old website, you now need to create a new account on the new website. However, the various functionalities will remain available.

You can still view OED's new interface and functionalities via the same familiar URL: https://www.oed.com/

Access monKEY via SSO

After switching to a new platform the fiscal database monKEY is now accessed via Single Sign On (SSO). To gain access, click on "Studenten & Academisch personeel via Belnet", choose the right institution and enter your UAntwerp login.

The SSO access has the advantage of providing you with a personalised interface that you can adjust to your liking. To learn all about the new interface you can use the support page.

Trial access Scite.ai

Until April 14 2023 there is trial access to Scite.ai.

Scite.ai is a database that provides more insight into citations. On their website the database is described as follows: 'scite is an platform for discovering and evaluating scientific articles via Smart Citations. Smart Citations allow users to see how a publication has been cited by providing the context of the citation and a classification describing whether it provides supporting or contrasting evidence for the cited claim'.

Access the database directly from scite.ai. Off campus access is possible with VPN.

An expert talk that provides more background and information on this application will be held in Zoom on Thursday March 23 at 11h. The participation link can be found here.

Free Open Access publishing at John Benjamins

Thanks to an agreement with John Benjamins, researchers from the University of Antwerp will not have to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) when publishing Open Access in John Benjamins journals. Specifically, this entails research articles submitted in 2023.

More information can be found on the page Open Access deals with publishers.

Online training Ovid Medline en Evidence Based Medicine Reviews - new date!

On Monday December 12th you can join a live training session on the databases Medline en Evidence Based Medicine Reviews on the Ovid platform. The session is scheduled from 11:00 until 12:30 and will be in English.

Please register beforehand by sending an email to the library's helpdesk. You can join the session via this link. A recording will be available on Mediasite afterwards.

Medline is one of the most important (bio)medical databases. Its content is almost the same as the database PubMed but the Ovid platform offers some important search options and tools that PubMed doesn't have. Evidence Based Medicine Reviews is the name of the Cochrane database on the Ovid platform.

BelgaPress replaces GoPress - reminder

From 31/12 onwards there will no longer be access to GoPress.

Take the time to familiarize yourself with BelgaPress. Instruction videos are available on the BelgaPress training website.

SciFinder-n now the default interface

After 30/12 you can no longer access to the old SciFinder environment. Switch to the new platform as soon as possible if you haven't done so already!

Access SciFindern with the same account you used for SciFinder. Saved data (alerts, etc.) can be transferred from SciFinder to SciFindern. Go to migrate from CAS SciFinder to CAS SciFindern and follow the instructions.

Need help? A tutorial is available on MediaSite and CAS has a training website SciFindern.

Database Communication Source

Since July the University of Antwerp has access to Ebsco's Communication Source. This database contains the Communication Abstracts and Communication & Mass Media Complete databases. This means that all full text of CMMC and the communication thesaurus are also available in Communication Source. In addition, the full text of some extra 150 journals is available in Communication Source.

From 1/10/2022 there will no longer be access to Communication Abstracts and Communication & Mass Media Complete. Only Communication Source will then be available.

New interface Discovery Service

The Discovery Service has a new look. The most important difference for users is that all full text access options are grouped under one button. This means that clicking through to the catalogue, making an ILL request, checking for full text access, ... all go via this one button.

Searching itself remains unchanged, but help with the search has been expanded with a concept map that visually maps terminology and connections between terms. In addition, the possibilities via a personal account have been extended. Also new is that it is now possible to chat with the library directly from the Discovery Service.

Additional small developments are expected in the coming months and we can also fine-tune a few things, mainly in wording, look and feel. In the current planning there will be a definitive switch from the old to the new interface by the end of September!

You can access the Discovery Service via the overview of databases or directly via the search box (widget) integrated on the library's start page.

Questions or comments can be sent to the library helpdesk.

Tutorials on Mediasite

Need help with the online resources available via the library? Take a look at the Mediasite-page of the library. The short tutorials and recordings of webinars might be a big help!

In the category Learning Line Information Literacy you can find recordings of the open course sessions that we regularly organize on general topics such as locating documents, advanced searching, bibliographical software...

The other categories contain shorter tutorials per target audience / course.

Publish Open Access with Cambridge University Press without cost

Thanks to our 3-year, transformative agreement with Cambridge University Press researchers from the University of Antwerp no longer have to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) when publishing Open Access in the journals of this publisher.

More information can be found on the page Open Access deals with publishers.

New interface Web of Science (08/07/2021)

Web of Science has a new interface. From July onwards this new interface will be the default, it will still be possible to click through to the old interface for a while though. To do this, click on 'Products' at the top right and then on Web of Science (Classic). Access to the database remains unchanged: on campus automatic access and off campus access with VPN.

The new interface goes beyond a simple refresh of look and feel! Training sessions are planned in the next academic year.

Documentaries on Kanopy (12/03/2021)

The UAntwerp now has access for one year to 2 documentaries about Guatemala on the streaming platform Kanopy:

  • 500 YEARS - Life in Resistance
  • Granito: How to nail a dictator

These are currently the only two titles available to us on Kanopy, but faculties and departments can always buy more titles if interested.

Free access to online resources by KBR (18/02/2021)

The Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) offers remote access to its digital collections. The available resources represent a potentially relevant extension of the UAntwerp library resources, especially for students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. KBR purchases the electronic resources and makes them freely available to registered users through the MyKBR account. Each registered user thus has access to more than 100 databases, 5,000 e-journals and 62,000 e-books, with a focus on humanities and social sciences. Some sources are accessible only in KBR itself for legal reasons; this is indicated in the overview on their website.


(1) Register once for a MyKBR account: https://opac.kbr.be/register.aspx.

(2) Browse through the overview of available e-resources: https://www.kbr.be/nl/collecties/elektronische-bronnen/

When you click on a source, a login is requested. This is where you then log in with your KBR account.

(3) Or, you can search through the KBR's catalog: https://opac.kbr.be - in that case, don't forget to log in with your KBR account at the top right.


An overview page of all digital sources (with links to both digitized sources and purchased online databases): https://www.kbr.be/nl/collecties/digitale-collecties-in-kbr/

New: ACS journals (13/07/2020)

​The library offers a subscription to the entire package of journals of The American Chemical Society.

Access is from 1996 onwards.

ACS journals are available through the UAntwerp catalogue and via the blue UAntwerp button in bibliographic databases. Use VPN when off campus!

New: OnArchitecture (14/05/2020)

​Audiovisual archive about buildings, designs and architects.

OnArchitects is a database with biographical information, interviews with architects, audiovisual materials of buildings and designs. All audiovisual materials are indexed and references to literature are added.

The database is available via the overview of databases.