Collection of Social Sciences

On this page you will find information about the collection of Social Sciences at Utrecht University.

Contact persons

The subject specialists help you with access to literature and search systems, (systematic) searching, information skills in education and purchase requests.
In addition, they offer advice and support in research and education, on subjects such as: open access, open science, research data management and copyright.

Click the link below for an overview of Social Sciences search engines:

All Social Sciences search engines

Depending on your research question, search systems in other fields may also be relevant.

Search engines by discipline

Systematic search

Are you going to do a systematic review or do you want to know more about systematically searching for sources? Contact your subject specialist for (personal) advice and support.

Social Sciences training & background information

Listed below are links to background information and training in searching for scientific information in the field of Social Sciences.
We provide the following training courses, among others:

More training courses can be found on the LibGuides homepage. Please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Testing materials library

Utrecht University Library offers a (limited) collection of testing material for students and staff of Psychology and Educational Science. Read more about the Social Sciences Testing Materials Library.

Purchase suggestion

Please submit this form if you have any purchase suggestions.

Where to find the collection?

The printed books and journals can be found on the third floor of the University Library Utrecht Science Park. The last fifteen volumes of the printed journals can be picked up from the shelves. Older volumes are in the depositories; they must be requested.

General questions

Do you have any questions about our library services? Questions about borrowing, renewing, requesting? Any complaints or remarks?

Call us at (030) 253 61 15 or send an email to If you have a question about borrowing, please provide your library card number.