Useful Resources

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Are you not feeling well? Have you experienced undesirable behavior by others, and are you not sure who to talk to or what to do? You can of course always drop by at the Ideefiks room for a cup of coffee, a chat and ask the board members or fellow students for advice. In some situations this might not be the kind of help and support you are looking for. Luckily, the University of Twente offers different services for professional help and support.

The main source of information is the website of Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling (SACC). Here, you can find information about all the wellbeing and mental health services that the UT offers. 

  • The official regulations and codes of conduct of the University of Twente can be found here.
  • In case you have experienced undesirable behavior or unequal treatment, you may want to talk to a confidential advisor. The confidential advisor can listen to you and advise you on further actions to take. They can also function as a mediator in case of conflict. Your anonymity will always be guaranteed.
    • Juan Diego Muñoz is the confidential advisor of our association. You can find his contact details in our group chat or in the Half Year Report of 2023-2024 discussed at the GMA of 12-03-2024.
    • Read more about the confidential advisor here.
  • In case you have experienced sexual violence, you can find more information on how to cope with the situation here.
  • When you face problems specific to the PSTS program, you can contact our study advisor Joe by email at

Databases (incl. UT proxy)

  • Philosopher’s index [Database Help] a current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy.
  • Scopus: the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
  • Web of Science [Help]: the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.




Journals (UT Subscriptions)

Open Access Search Engines (via

  • Base: the largest open access search engine, searching >3100 (university) scholarly archives.
  • DOAB: provides an overview of peer-reviewed e-books published in open access.
  • DOAJ-search: in articles published in open access journals.
  • NARCIS: search engine for Dutch scholarly production (> 40% open access).
  • OAIster: >1100 (university) scholarly archives containing pre-prints, etc.
  • OATD: open access to theses and PhD dissertations from more than 800 universities, colleges and research institutes worldwide.
  • Paperity: a special open access search engine where all articles can be read on the site of the search engine itself and are full-text searchable.


PSTS Thesis

Reference Managers

  • Calibre: a powerful and easy to use e-book manager.
  • Mendeley: a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
  • Zotero: a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.