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Since you have been studying at ITC we suppose you know the ITC Library very well.

During your study at ITC, we tried to create an environment for you, in which you were able to select, acquire and present the information necessary for your study.
Besides that, we tried to teach you the necessary skills to do so.

Since you are back in your own country you can no longer profit from the environment of the ITC Library. Maybe there are very good facilities in your neighborhood and you do not need the ITC library anymore.

We found out that many alumni like to keep in touch with the ITC library for their information needs.
That is why we made a special section on our homepage for you.


We hope you understand we cannot give you the same support and services as during your stay at ITC but we will try to explain the different services you can use from our homepage and which services we can offer.

First of all our catalog, FindUT is accessible to you through the Internet. The catalog contains bibliographic data on books, journal titles, conference proceedings, maps, audio visual materials, web sites, MSc theses, PhD theses, IFA PM reports and all other output from ITC staff members and students. For many sources, only bibliographic data is available, but links to full text are provided and sources might be Open Access.

Furthermore, you can use our Digital Library to go to other databases. A lot of databases will allow you to use their search engine and will give you access to part of their collection (Open Access articles). 

Full text sources are also available from Academic Output Most MSc theses have been available as full text since 2002; the same goes for PhD theses.

On the General information page, the more information on available databases section gives you information on using various platforms and databases. Be aware that some databases are only accessible to staff and students of ITC.

You cannot borrow books from ITC Library but in some cases we will send photocopies of parts of books or journal articles. We are not allowed to send you complete e-books, but if possible we will inform you of Open Access alternatives.

Free and Open Access resources

In our research repository, you will find a lot of Open Access sources. More and more research is published Open Access these days, so searching in scientific databases, or on publisher's websites will give you lot's of free access to research.

You may be familiar with the reference manager Mendeley which is free for everyone, see also our Mendeley Manual. Now also EndNote has a limited free online edition you may want to try.


If you have any questions, suggestions, or remarks, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible and inform you of the services we can offer you.