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Information Skills Toolbox

Library Databases

The Library provides you with access to databases in every knowledge field of Breda University of Applied Sciences. How can you access these databases?

  • Go to the BUas Library website:
  • Choose your domain, for example Logistics
  • Click Databases
  • Choose either the list of databases relevant for your domain or the list of all databases

Database Tutorials

On the website of databases and/or YouTube you often find tutorials on how to search these databases efficiently. Here are a few examples:

  • Statista
  • Narcis (vanaf Maart 2023: OpenAIRE)
  • Mintel
    ​Please note that this video is made by another library. For access to Mintel via Buas go to overview of databases on the Buas Library website (


Library Catalogue

Below, you fill find more knowledge clips on how to search the library catalogue for e-books, and on how to reserve and renew items:

How to find e-books via the Library Catalogue?

How to reserve library items?

How to renew library items?

Metasearch engine

The Metasearch engine enables you to search both the library catalogue and several library databases simultaneously, such as  Business Source Premier, Ebsco e-Books, Emerald, Hospitality and Tourism Complete (Ebsco), Sage Online Journals, Springer Journals, ScienceDirect (Elsevier), Taylor and Francis, Wiley Online Library.
Go to the Metasearch engine

In the video below, you will get tips & tricks on how to search the Metasearch engine for relevant information:


Google Scholar at BUas

Google Scholar gives you access to scholarly Open Access publications as well as to publications that are available via the BUas Library Databases. Check out this video on how to search Google Scholar.