When I’m not on the UT campus, can I still use the digital collection?
When you are not on campus it is important always to use the digital library to go to the databases. It will lead you through the proxy server, so that you are recognized as being from the UT. When you want to access articles directly you can use our off-campus button.
For a more advanced tool, use the Library Access Plugin.
What should I do when I cannot access an article?
Even though the University of Twente has access to countless articles in many journals en databases, you will hit a paywall at some point, or find that an article isn’t accessible for other reasons. In that case, first check if you are using the UT’s IP address, because only then, you will have access to our digital library. If you are using the right IP address, then try one of the following to get access after all:
· Search in Google Scholar and place the title of the article between quotation marks (phrase search).
· Search in Google, possibly with the addition filetype:pdf
· Ask your Information specialist if he/she can locate the article for you
· Request a copy through the Interlibrary Loan system (ILL)
Can I request (e-)books for purchase?
You can submit a request to purchase an (e-)book for the library collection to the information specialist of the topic concerned. If it concerns a room copy of an (e-)book and you are an employee of one of the support departments you can contact the library’s Content Management department directly.
What do I have to do when I can't access an e-book or e-journal that is part of the University Library's collection?
I have a suggestion for the collection of the University of Twente. What should I do?
Can I download or print an ebook?
Publishers decide whether they place restrictions on ebooks, and if yes, which ones. Not all ebooks are downloadable. Additionally, some ebooks can only be read by one user at a time, and others have a 5% limit for printing or copying. All restrictions per publisher.