Electronic Resources

KBR offers several types of electronic resources, mainly in the field of human and social sciences. These external e-resources are purchased by KBR and are available, free of charge, to holders of a reader’s card or an electronic resources subscription.

You have access to more than 120 databases, 5.500 e-journals and 65.000 e-books. The electronic resources are accessible via the online catalogue or via this overview:

Databases     E-books     E-journals

How to access the e-resources?


Holders of a valid reader’s card can consult all electronic resources by connecting to the library’s wifi or via the computers in the reading room.

Some online resources require a login that you can request from a librarian.

Remote access

To access the e-resources remotely, you must have a valid reader’s card or an electronic resources subscription.

For legal reasons, some resources can only be consulted on site at KBR. 

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Terms and conditions of use

Conditions of use differ for each resource. The general rules are as follows:

  • It is forbidden to use the content for commercial purposes.
  • It is forbidden to make files or data available outside KBR or give them to third parties that do not have a valid reader’s card or an e-resources subscription.
  • It is forbidden to delete copyright notices.
  • Systematic downloading of material is forbidden. This means that you cannot download substantial portion of content.

The user may not violate intellectual property rules and copyright. The electronic resources must be used individually, for study or research purposes.

The user is required to comply with these conditions. The library cannot be held responsible for any misuse of these resources.

The collection

KBR offers its readers various kinds of electronic resources:

  • Articles (e.g. JSTOR)
  • Bibliographies (e.g. Electre)
  • Books (e.g. OpenEdition Books)
  • Encyclopaedias (e.g. Cairn.info)
  • Indices (e.g. Acta Sanctorum)
  • Finding aids (e.g. CoinArchives Pro)
  • Journals (e.g. ProQuest Research Library)
  • Dictionaries (e.g. Oxford Music Online)
Contact the e-resources department