Webinar new Scifinder platform

A trial for the updated SciFinder platform called SciFindern has been launched. You will be able to try out this new platform until the 13th of December 2021.

Additionally, a live webinar explaining the new platform will be held at Wednesday 17th of November at 11:00. You can register for this webinar via https://american-chemical-society.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYod-qurTouHdXjLyJq2eRpt8Nl50XCJcWb.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback regarding SciFindern, please let us know!

Trial access ABI/Inform Global (01/10/2021)

From October 1 to 31 the university has trial access to the database ABI/Inform Global on the Proquest platform. ABI/Inform Global is an extensive business database about business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics and offering the latest business and financial information. The content in the database is mostly full text available.

Training New Web of Science

A Clarivate Analytics trainer provides online training (in English) on the new Web of Science interface on:

Thursday September 23rd, 10h-11h - link to participate (password = antwerp)

Tuesday October 19th, 14h-15h - link to participate (password = antwerp)

Choose one of the two dates as the sessions are the same.

This training is open to employees and students of the University of Antwerp. Pre-registration is not necessary. A recording will be available on MediaSite subsequently.

Trial and demo Reaxys (26/08/2021)

From the 1st of September to the 30th of October, Elsevier will open a trial for Reaxys for University of Antwerp researchers. Reaxys is a database of chemistry literature, compound properties, reaction data and experimental procedures.

A first Demo session is planned on the 3th of September from 11:00 – 12:00 CET. You can join this session by clicking https://elsevier.zoom.us/j/96595626294?pwd=UVdrQWJFWVlRd3hsd2krZFVHbUNtZz09 (Meeting ID: 965 9562 6294 Passcode: 271407).

For more information, please contact the library.

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.

Extra online content during corona crisis (18/03/2020)

Many publishers are giving us temporary access to their resources so that users can work and study from home in the best circumstances. 

We are given extra online content in the form of books, journals and databases by several publishers. This way users can hopefully find all the resources they need even though they can't go to the library anymore. This extra content is of a temporary nature however and will disappear again after the crisis.

Access is normally set up via IP recognition so you get automatic access from home when you use a VPN connection.