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Searching our collections



The University Library offers a wide range of paper and electronic collections that can be searched with one query in Limo.

Search help

A general tutorial from the University Library is under construction and will be available soon (contact: Jan Bollansee). Below you can find an overview of available tutorials, FAQ's and manuals from the libraries. 

You can always contact the library staff for help with your searches.

The University Library regularly organizes info sessions on the use of e-sources for KU Leuven staff (will be announced timely on the UB News section).

Library/collection Tutorial
Business and Economics:
Psychology and educational sciences:
Social sciences:
Biomedical sciences:
Campus library Arenberg:
Campus library Kulak:


Link resolver

Searching on a publishers online platform you may encounter a link to our link resolver, by way of link "Available at KU Leuven" or a button .

A link resolver leads you from a bibliographic reference to the full text version of an article. If that is not possible (because KU Leuven has no access), it tries to lead you to information on the printed version. If this is also not available at KU Leuven, an ILL-request is suggested.

You are also offered the option to save citation information.

Lastly you may sometimes find recommendations in the link resolver-menu, through the bX service. These are generated automatically based on analysis of worldwide usage data. This results in the presentation of potentially related articles: "Users interested in this article also looked at ...”.  


With this search platform you can query all KU Leuven collections, plus the collections of other LIBISnet-libraries. With one query you can search for and in a variety of document materials: printed and electronic books and journals, audiovisual materials, digital files and other types of sources. All search results are presented in one integrated list, as a default ordered by relevance. Via the filter facets on the left hand column you can refine your search results (e.g. limit to KU Leuven libraries).