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:

(2) Browse through the overview of available e-resources:

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: - 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):

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.