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  1. What is the UHasselt Discovery Service?

    The UHasselt Discovery Service is an integrated search system for nearly all the resources Hasselt University has access to: library catalogue, subscription databases, open access databases, e-journal packages, e-book packages, etc. You find more information about the UHasselt Discovery Service in module 3 of the information literacy course.  

  2. What is the Document Server @ UHasselt?

    The repository Document Server@UHasselt contains the scientific output of Hasselt University.

  3. Where and how can I submit my UHasselt publication(s)?

    1. Where can I submit my UHasselt publication(s)?

      Go to the website of the Document Server @ UHasselt and submit your publication(s) by clicking on Submit in the navigation bar.
      When your submission has been successfully entered into the DSpace system, the library will control the quality of the metadata and the publication will be added to the collection(s) you have selected during the submission process. You will receive e-mail notification
      as soon as your item has become a part of the collection, or if for some reason there is a problem with your submission.

      Note the following:

      • Only publications with UHasselt affiliation can be submitted.
      • Each publication needs to be fully described. If possible, the full text and/or the link to the published version are added.
      • If you want to make changes to (one of) your submitted records, you can contact Eline Schoeters.
      • Publications from the Web of Science are imported automatically by the library.
    2. How can I submit my UHasselt publication(s)?

      You can find more information about how to submit publications in the Document Server @ UHasselt on the Helppage.

  4. Where do I find information about the (Anet-) library catalogue?

    The (Anet-) library catalogue is a collective catalogue. It consists of the catalogues of about twenty libraries including the libraries of Hasselt University and the University of Antwerp. Note: only search results in bold are in the Hasselt University library collection! You find more information about the library catalogue in module 3 of the information literacy course.

  5. Where do I find tutorials for individual databases?

    A few tutorials were bundled on the web page Instruction manuals

  6. How do I get remote access? (VPN or EZproxy)

    You find more information about VPN and EZproxy on the web page Accessibility from a distance.

  7. How do I request a book or an article from another library? (Interlibrary loan)

    You find more information about interlibrary loan (ILL) on the web page Requesting books/articles from other libraries.

  8. How long does my library card and my account for Maastricht University remain valid and who can I contact in case of problems?

    At the start of their first academic year Law faculty students (bachelors, masters, PhD students) and students of Biomedical Sciences (masters and PhD students) receive a visitors card for the Maastricht University Library as well as an UM-account to get access to their electronic sources, even from home. The UM-card and the UM-account remain valid as long as these students are connected to Hasselt University (i.e. they are automatically renewed).

    More information about the UM-card can be found on https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/nl/file/3484/download?token=QMtrRyRl (pdf).

    In case of problems with your UM-account, it is best to contact the ICTS-servicedesk of Maastricht University (Servicedesk-ICTS@maastrichtuniversity.nl or 0031 (0)43 388 5555). In order to reset your UM-account, you will need to add a copy of your identity card.

  9. How do I set up an alert?

    More and more databases offer a personalized environment, which you can use to set up alerts to new publications. There are TOC-alerts, search-alerts and citation alerts. You can also set up alerts to new titles in the library-catalogue. You find more information in module 4 of the information literacy course.

  10. How can I print from my own portable?

    You find more information about this topic on the IT web pages: http://www.uhasselt.be/UH/help-studenten-en/Infrastructure/print-copy-sc...

  11. Where do I find information about bibliographic software?

    You find more information about bibliographic software in module 4 of the information literacy course.

  12. How do I find the information I want/need?

    How do you find scientific publications in the most important information sources Hasselt University has to offer? Learn more about the UHasselt Discovery Service, the A-to-Z list of e-journals and e-books, the library catalogue, the several databases and the Document Server in module 3 of the information literacy course.

  13. How do I formulate a good search query?

    Which search terms do you have to use and how can you combine these search terms? Learn more about this topic in module 2 of the information literacy course.

  14. How does the purchasing procedure look like?

    You find more information about the purchasing procedure on the web page Purchasing procedure.

  15. How do I apply for an ISBN?

    Download the request form (doc) (Dutch) and send it to the library.
    The library will then request an ISBN at the Boekenbank and communicates it to you on reception. You will need to ensure that this ISBN is printed in the book. You find more information on the web page Requesting an ISBN.