In your search for scholarly literature you may sometimes find the UBU-link. This link provides information about the availability of the publication via the University Library, in digital as well as in paper format.

UBU-link, quickly to the publication

In the case of digital publications the UBU-link provides direct access. Is it a print publication? Then you are directed to the catalogue of the University Library. Sometimes the UBU-link is in the form of a red button, but it can also be a text link.


How does the UBU-link work?

If you click on the UBU-link you will find the UBU-link menu. There you will find a number of options to obtain the publication. The best option is on top.

UBU-link as text

Some search engines, such as WorldCat, show the UBU-link as text.

UBU-link Worldcat

In Google Scholar you will find the UBU-link in the right hand column.


In some cases Google Scholar shows a textual UBU-link under the button 'More'.

UBU-link Google Scholar

No UBU-link?

Is there no UBU-link in the search engine? Please look up the title in the catalogue or in the list of electronic journals to see if it is available.


Any questions about the UBU-link? Please send an email to