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Would you also like to get the link to the accompanying PDF at a glance when you find an article in CataloguePlus? The LibKey tool makes this possible for a large number of articles. The Library has a trial license until July 2021 to try this tool.

In CataloguePlus you will always find a reference to the article page of the publisher with a link to the PDF version of the article. Now there is a faster way to consult articles: during the trial license for LibKey, many articles also contain a direct link to the PDF version of the article and a link to the table of contents of the relevant journal issue.

In addition, LibKey adds an image of the cover of the magazine in question to the title description of the article.

Example of a search result with LibKey (Image: CataloguePlus).


Besides the usual UvALinker button with a link to the publisher's article page, you can now also find a UvA LibKey full text link in the Scopus database.

Other search options

It is also possible to search the PDF of an article by entering the DOI or PMID of the article in the LibKey search box for the UvA Library or by pasting it into the following URL:{doi/pmid}.

By installing the LibKey browser extension in your favorite browser, you will also see links on the web pages of academic publishers and services such as Wikipedia, PubMed or ResearchGate to the full digital version of articles in open access or from journals to which the UvA Library has subscribed.

LibKey works both within and outside the UvA network. The trial will run until the end of June 2021.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Library.