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What can you find in FindUT?

You can find books and articles. These will be presented in one results list. Depending on what you need, you may have to use different terminology.


Books contain basic knowledge on an academic level, including the formulas, the theories and the classic examples. To find books, use more general or broader terms and concepts.


Articles discuss the details of ongoing research: What small contribution can the author offer to progress science. To find articles, use more terms and more specific terms. When you find mostly older articles, the research may be completed. In that case, searching for books with a collection of all established knowledge is a good option.

If you do not find what you need

  • Specify your search by only searching for title words. You can find this option in the autocomplete drop down in the search bar.
  • You can use the Advanced Search to search in more specific fields, such as author or title. This is especially helpful when searching for known publications.
  • When looking for newer material, you can change the sorting from “best match” (default) to “recency”.
  • You can expand your search from the UT collection to all libraries in the Netherlands or Worldwide.

Publications outside of the UT collection can be requested at other libraries at additional cost by clicking on the document title and then on

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