University of Applied Sciences

All databases

Databases are collections of digital materials such as online newspapers , magazines , journal articles, e-books and videos. Students and staff of NHL Stenden get access to a large number of these databases by logging in with your NHL Stenden email account. Some databases are about a particular topic or subject, others contain articles and information on multiple topics.

Databases (alphabetical order)

The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) database offers full-text articles, technical magazines and conference proceedings in the field of computer and information technology.
Accessible within NHL Stenden

In Adformatie Academy (replacing the Marketing and Communication Intelligence Database) you will find articles, research, tips and solutions, roadmaps, practical cases, but also checklists and sample briefings on topics within the marketing and communication field.

Note: Access to Adformatie Academy by clicking on 'Log in with your Adformatie account', choose 'Log in via educational institute' , search for and select NHL Stenden, and then log in with NHL Stenden email and password.

AfvalOnline gives you access to information about waste, recycling and the circular economy in all its facets.

ARBO Vakbase is an online database with a lot of professional information for every health & safety professional. You will find articles, laws and regulations, case law, models, checklists, pitfalls and risks, and a large number of tips and tricks from various publications by Vakmedianet. Also contains the Dutch magazine Vakblad Arbo.

Online collection of audiovisual material for education from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid)

In the Boom Digital Library, users of the NHL Stenden Library can search and read publications by Boom Legal publishers, Boom Lemma publishers and Eleven International Publishing online

Business research database and has full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Contains full text information such as market research reports, country reports, industry reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and top management and marketing journals including:

    • Harvard Business Review
    • Academy of Management
    • Journal of Marketing

The CINAHL database contains references to articles from almost all nursing journals in english and a number of related fields, such as physiotherapy and speech therapy.

Knowledge base about coaching

News source for the construction industry. Cobouw writes about market developments, sustainability, innovation, construction quality, tendering and infrastructure.

Database of journals in communication, mass media and other closely-related fields of study

Annual reports of companies within the Netherlands and abroad. contains quality, current and comprehensive business information and company news from any organization in the Netherlands

Teaching method on how to teach drama (login with your nhl stenden email and password via login with your school account)

The CROW knowledge bank consists of various online knowledge modules in the fields of traffic and transport, public space, infrastructure and mobility.

Database of Captise in the field of long-term care, home care, nursing home, elderly care, social support, welfare and related domains.
In the digital Library DigiBib.Zorg you will find national policy reports, research- and advice reports, concrete projects, protocols and care plans.

Discovery service of the OAPEN Foundation for e-books made accessible in open access by scientific publishers.

Full text scientific and scholary journals on a variety of subjects including:

    • Business and Economics
    • Health Sciences
    • Law and Political Science

Online database with information about supermarkets in the Netherlands and Belgium.

 EBSCO databases and e-books

Open access and 25 Emerald journals

The Encyclopedia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopedia. Includes also Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia en the Britannica Book of the Year

American database with bibliographic records of journal articles about education

Journalistic platform that conducts research into people, systems and organizations that misbehave (financial-economically) and possible cause damage to groups in society.

Databases with information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment, including topics like global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more

Theses, studies, qualifying reports, papers and articles from students, lecturers and associate professors of the Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands

Scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. Combines the records of three renowned collections: Cornell University’s former Hospitality database, Articles in Hospitality and Tourism (AHT) and the Lodging, Restaurant & Tourism Index (LRTI)

The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) is the world’s leading professional body for hospitality professionals. Through the Institute’s Educational Membership Scheme you will get online access to a wide range of features including:

    • Institute of Hospitality publications such as management guides, quarterly hospitality articles and monthly specialist newsletters
    • a selection of 2,000 e-journals from world-renowned publishers
    • a collection of over 450 e-books and e-audiobooks
    • Free webinars on a range of compelling business and industry topics
    • International student events

If you want to have access to the institute you have to register first: · Go to

    • Choose: register for free student membership
    • Fill in username and password:
      Username: 90033273
      Password: commitment
    • Fill in the student registration form (fill in your NHL Stenden email-address)
    • You will receive a confirmation mail and can login at the website:

Online information portal providing legal, tax and financial professionals with access to relevant and practical professional information.

Please note: access by clicking on 'WO/HBO', then select NHL Stenden and enter your account details.

Database of Stichting Beeldend Onderwijs with digital lessons for all groups in primary education. Consists of:
• "laat maar zien" online method for visual education and cultural education
• "laat maar lezen" teaching method about providing language education

Research database with indexes and abstracts of journals in the field of library and information sciences.

Information source with reviews and additional information about books and writers.

    • Profiles of more than 30,000 companies , more than 3,500 industries and 110 countries
    • Information on market segmentation and competitive landscape
    • SWOT analyses
    • Market data (size, segmentation and forecasts )
    • Expert opinions on key market events

Gives access to the national scientific researchoutput of all Dutch universities, a couple of research institutes, the KNAW(Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and the NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). The content consists of publications, research output, doctoral e-theses and lists of publications of prominent researchers

NEN Connect is NEN's online standards management tool.
Standard available in NEN Connect: the core assortment
•All the Dutch standards (NEN, NPR, NTAM, HKZ)
•All in the Netherlands adopted European and international standards (NEN-EN, NEN-EN-ISO, NEN-ISO, NEN-EN-IEC and NEN-IEC)
•All the international standards (ISO and IEC)
•NEN’s practical guides
•Publication series on Hazardous Substances (PGS)

News database with business information including local, regional, national and international newspapers with archives.

Weekly up-to-date lessons for reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing and contextual math, many opportunities for the IWB and online learning

Knowledge database about recreation, tourism and leisure. Includes all items in Recreation and Tourism, NRIT Magazine, Leisure Studies and NRIT actueel

The OECD i-Library is the doorway to the full-text of books and journals from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on a wide range of topics in economics, political science, environmental studies, energy, education, social sciences and health. For how to use the database, read the user guide or watch the video tutorials

Contains descriptions of all current and relevant publications for primary education.
The Education Database is an information system for school staff, education advisers, parents, caregivers and policy makers. It simply provides a complete overview of all publications relevant to education: from books and magazine articles to teaching materials, audiovisual media and other educational resources.

Database with quotes from and links to full-text (bio) medical and lifescience journals.
Finding difficulties searching in Pubmed? The Utrecht University Library tool can help you. But then use our link to PubMed
Here the help with using PubMed from WageningenUR
Handy! There is also a free app for Pubmed, PubMed On Tab for Iphone / IPad or for Android.

Rechtsorde is a legal information portal in which users can search for information in both paid sources (e.g. Kluwer Navigator, NJB and Ars Aequi) and public sources (e.g.,, etc).

More information, inclucing short instruction videos, in the manual (dutch).

Note: Access to Rechtsorde by clicking on 'Log in' in the top right corner, choose 'Log in for HBO or University', fill in your name and NHL Stenden email or choose 'Log in anonymously'.

Platform for professionals in retail & brands.
NHL Stenden students can activate a free account via this link.
For a free account, NHL Stenden employees can mail to Alie Zwiers and/or Hester van Randen.

Media database in which data from all Dutch advertising media are included (public magazines, trade journals, daily newspapers, free local papers, out-of-home (in- and outdoor media) and digital means of communication). You will also find information about advertising rates, print runs, publication dates, delivery specifications, research data, cover photos etc.
In addition to all media options, Retriever also publishes socio-demographic data for regions. Information is provided on numbers of residents and households, gender, family composition, age, income and nationality. More information in the dutch user manual.
This source is accessible by logging in via Surfconext with your NHL Stenden email account

Repository of content from more than 250 publishers supported with innovative technologies and tools.

Notice: access the database by expanding the 'Select your institution' menu, clicking 'Not listed? Click here' (top) and then enter your NHL Stenden mail address.

Online access to more than 500 scientific, peer-reviewed, journals and articles on subjects including education, arts & humanities, psychology, engineering, healthcare, social science and research methods.

Online access to the Elsevier Science journal collection, which contains over 2.400 journal titles on subjects including education, economics, healthcare, management, communications, computer science and engineering.

Full text articles from the publishers Springer and Bohn Stafleu & van Loghum. Besides Springers free content, including open access research articles, there are Dutch articles about health care available too

Statista is an on-line portal in the field of statistics. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions as wel as from business associations and government institutios in English and German. Statista offers statistics and survey results in the form of bar charts and tables.

SWOCC for education: scientific knowledge about brands, marketing and communication. Access to models from the SWOCC Model Bank and all SWOCC publications.

Bibliographic database provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Selectief selecteren = More than a gut feeling
Video film about teaching techniques for behavioral interviewing as developed by business psychologist Dr. Paul C. Green

Feedback gesprek: Manager Broos in actie
Videofilm over feedback op basis van het 4-G model; gedrag, gevoel, gevolg, gewenst

Online access to 32 training videos from Video Arts. Some of the subjects are: communication skills, feedback, management, motivation, teamwork, meetings and sales

*PLEASE NOTE! These videos can be viewed until 31 December 2022. If you want to continue watching these videos after that, please contact your information specialist or mail to

Citation index and research platform

The database contains the UNWTO Elibrary and the World Tourism Factbook. Both are online services from the World Tourism Organization with a comprehensive coverage of tourism and related subject areas.The Elibrary includes all WTO publications, reports and documents published by the WTO in their respective languages (already over 1000 books in English, French, Spanish, Russian or Arabic)

Online platform providing access to an overview of current HR knowledge (such as collective agreements and case law), as well as sample documents (such as contracts) and tools.