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Leiden Repository

The Leiden Repository contains publications by academics of Leiden University and of affiliated institutes. Publications are open access as much as possible. The Leiden Repository is divided into different communities and collections.

Go directly to the Leiden Repository.

How to search for Open Access publications

When you are looking for a specific publication by an academic of Leiden University, you do not necessarily have to use the search engine of the Leiden Repository. Publications can also be found easily with general search engines such as GoogleGoogle Scholar or Yahoo. A search engine especially for Open Access is OAIster. You can use this search engine to search in almost 700 repositories and Open Access databases.   

In some cases it is easier to use the search interface of the Leiden Repository itself, for instance when you are looking for all publications by one specific academic or all publications from a certain year.

Tips for searching the Leiden Repository

  • you can search in all collections in all fields using the search box on the start screen of the Leiden Repository
  • there are more options for searching under Advanced Search: you can change the collection in which you are searching or the fields that must contain your query
  • if you enter more than one word, they will be combined with ‘or’. To combine words with ‘and’, use the operator ‘and’.
  • you can also browse the indexes, for example the alphabetical index by author or the chronological index by year.

See also: 
About the Scholarly Publishing in the Repository