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Academic Search Premier
Multidisciplinary. Fulltext and references Coverage: 1971-, (fulltext 1990-)

ACM Digital Library
Computer and information science. Fulltext and references Coverage: 1947-,

American Doctoral Dissertations 
A Free Index to Over 172,000 Key Dissertations

American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Physics, chemistry, materials, mathematics and so on.

APA PsycArticles 
Psychology. Fulltext, articles. Coverage: 1985-.

APA PsycInfo 
Psychology and behavioural science. References and fulltext Coverage: 1887-

ASM Handbooks Online 
Metals and nonmetallic engineering materials.


(Swedish) provides annual reports, press releases, press contacts and stock exchange prices.

Access the library's scholarly journals, all in a format optimized for your tablet and smartphone as well as your desktop computer. Collect your favourite journals in your own bookshelf to save and read articles. Available at the web, in App Store or Google Play. Read more at

BULB - Barn och ungdomslitteraturbibliografin 
Children's and youth's literature. Library catalogue

Business Source Ultimate 
Provides for example access to Harvard Business Review


Cambridge Core 
Multidisciplinary. Full text, journal articles

CAN - biblioteket 
Alcohol och drug issues. Library catalogue

Chartered ABS Academic Journal Guide
Economics. Journal Ranking Tool.

Cinahl with full text 
Nursing. Fulltext and references. Articles

CiteSeer.IST - Scientific Literature Digital Library 
Computer science, information technology. References, link to fulltext

Cochrane – systematic reviews in evidence based medicine and caring

This website's aim is to give information on the guidelines, ethics codes and laws that regulate and place ethical demands on the research process.

Linguistics, psychology. Fulltext

CoRR - Computing Research Repository 
Computer science, information technology. Fulltext


The Library does not have access to the Datastream database. Contact your teacher to gain access.

(Swedish) Swedish research and undergraduate theses. Multidisciplinary. Fulltext Coverage: 1999- (some publication types are available from 1980-)

DML: Digital mathematics library 
Mathematics. Fulltext

Doab directory of open access books 
Open access books

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals 
Multidisciplinary. Fulltext

DoPHER Database of Promoting Health Effectiveness Reviews 
DoPHER tries to collect/gather (samla?) systematic and non-systematic reviews of effectiveness in health promotion and public health worldwide.


eBook Central 
E-book portal. Multidisciplinary

Edward Elgar 

(Swedish) Library catalogue of the Swedish institute for children's books.

Business administration and information technology. Fulltext, articles Coverage: 1965- (fulltext 1989-) E-books

Pedagogy and educational science. References, articles

ERIC (via EbscoHost) 
Pedagogy and educational science. References, link to fulltext, articles

Swedish and international patents. Fulltext and references

EU: laws and legal cases. Fulltext. 

Company facts. European companies

EU: Statistics. Facts (The library does not provide search guidance in this database, please ask your teacher for more information)


FAR online 
Business administration, law. Fulltext Coverage: 1975- 
(Swedish) Medicine. Facts

EU. Library catalogue

Human rights. References

(Swedish) Documentation on Sweden's participation in international peace operations. Fulltext Coverage: 1956-. 


Gender research. References Coverage: 1960-.

(Swedish) The portal gives you the opportunity to search, view and download geodata from different sources. Through the portal, many organizations can access the services and geodata of many organizations.

Google Books 

Google Scholar 
Search engine. Link to fulltext

(Swedish) Statistics, history. Facts.
(Swedish) Human rights. Facts.


Nordic journals on topics such as law, health, economy, education and the humanities. Full text to 31/12 2023.

Fulltext articles in engineering, computing, and technology

Infoplease Dictionary 
English dictionary with definitions of order and pronunciation.

Multidisciplinary. References


Journal citation reports 

JP Infonet

Multidisciplinary with fulltext. Ha a so-called moving wall (ie, the most recent years are not available),

(Swedish) Laws and legal cases. Swedish law. Facts. Fulltext.

Contains digitized books in law published in Sweden or in Swedish.


(Swedish) In the Municipal and County Council Database (Kolada) you can follow the activities of the municipalities and county councils from year to year. With over 3000 key figures you get the basis for analysis and comparisons. National statistics

Women and gender studies. References Coverage: 1970-.


(Swedish) Law. Fulltext.

Multidisciplinary. National library catalogue

Library and information science. References Coverage: 1965-.

Literature Online 
Literary studies. References, fulltext and facts. ProQuest

(Swedish) Swedish literature. Fulltext


Medical Dictionary Online 

(Swedish) Multidisciplinary. Fulltext Coverage: 1994-.
Access to printed press, not online material (Dagens Industri, Dagens Nyheter, Expressen/GT/Kvällsposten, Helsingborgs Dagblad. Sydsvenskan enters the archive 24 hours after publication).

Medline (via EbscoHost) 
Medicine and nursing. References, articles.

MLA Bibliography (EBSCOhost) 
Linguistics, literary studies. References Coverage: 1963-


(Swedish) Multidisciplinary. Facts.

Labour legislation. References and fulltext.

The Nordic Base of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC-NB) gathers new, quality assured Scandinavian research on 0-6 year-old children in early childhood education and care.

Media and communication. References Coverage: 1975-

Nordisk familjebok 
(Swedish) Digital faksimilutgåva av första och andra utgåvan, 20 & 38 band, 1876-1926.

Norska listan / Norwegian List 
Directory of scientific publishing channels


Online Books Page 
Literature. Fulltext

Oxford Bibliographies Education 
Education and references

Oxford journals 
Multidisciplinary. Fulltext, articles to 31/12 2023.


Positive Health Indicators
Positive Health Indicators is a database for positive health indicators in order to give researchers interested in positive dimensions of health ideas and access to measurement tools.

Positive Deviance Database
Deviance Database is a database that collects publications about positive deviance.
In every community or organization, there are a few individuals or groups whose uncommon but successful behaviours and strategies have enabled them to find better solutions to problems than their neighbours who face the same challenges and barriers and have access to same resources. 

Project Gutenberg 
Literature. Fulltext.

Projekt Runeberg 
(Swedish) Nordic literature. Fulltext.

Psychology. Fulltext, articles. Coverage: 1985-.

Psychology and behavioural science. References and fulltext Coverage: 1887-

Medicine and nursing. References, articles. Want to create a PubMed account? Read this first.


Regional Business News 

Registry of Nursing Research 
Nursing. Abstracts

Economics. Fulltext and references

Retriever Business 
Business information including Annual reports . Fulltext

Riksdagen - Dokument 
(Swedish) Documents of the Swedish Parliament. Fulltext


S-WoBA - Scandinavian Working Papers in Business Administration
Business administration. Fulltext, working papers Coverage: 1998-

S-WoPEc - Scandinavian working papers in economics
Economics. Fulltext

SAGE Journals
Multidisciplinary. Fulltext, articles.

SAGE Knowledge
E-books, primarily within the fields of Social Sciences

SAGE Research Methods
E-books and articles about research method

Science Direct
Multidisciplinary. Fulltext, articles. Coverage: 1995- .

A tool where you can find out if the library will pay for open access publishing in a specific journal.

Multidisciplinary. Fulltext, abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. Conference proceedings, trade publications and patent records. Coverage: 1960-

Sherpa Juliet
Research funders' open access policies

Sherpa Romeo
Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving

SIS - Svenska institutet för standarder  (on campus) (outside the university)
Standards from the Swedish Institute for Standards. NOTE: If you encounter a red login page after clicking the SIS link, go back in your browser and click the link again to gain access.

Sjukvårdsrådgivningen 1177
(Swedish) Health care. Facts.

Skandinaviskt onlinelexikon
Look up words from Tradusa's dictionaries. Enter a Swedish, Norwegian or Danish word for translation to its neighbour languages.

SKBL - Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon
Learn about 2000 Swedish women from the Middle Ages to the present day.

SMDB Svensk Mediedatabas
The National Library's audiovisual collections, covered from 1979.

Socialstyrelsens publikationer
Social services, health care. Fulltext

Sociology Source Ultimate
Sociology. References, link to fulltext, articles.

SOSFS - Socialstyrelsens författningssamling
(Swedish) Social services, health care. Fulltext

Multidisciplinary. Fulltext and references to articles. Coverage: 1997-. E-books.

Statistiska Centralbyrån (SCB)
Swedish statistics. Facts.

Svenska Barnboksinstitutet
(Swedish) Library catalogue of the Swedish institute for children's books.

Svensk etymologisk ordbok
(Swedish) Project Runeberg's digital facsimile edition of Elof Hellquist's Swedish etymological dictionary. By etymological is meant that the dictionary contains explanations of the origin and history of the words.

Svensk filmdatabas
Information about all Swedish feature films since 1897.

Svensk mediedatabas
Information about TV, radio, video, movies presented in theaters, CDs, and multimedia.

Svensk MeSH
(Swedish) Medical Subject Headings MeSH is the controlled vocabulary used at the US National Library of Medicine. Swedish translation is done by staff at the Karolinska Institutet's library.

Svensk Patentdatabas
Swedish patents, public patent applications and European patents (EP patents) validated in Sweden

Svensk-engelsk/engelsk-svensk ordbok (Högskoleverket)
Translations of words and concepts in the world of higher education

Svensk-engelskt lexikon (Språkrådet/Lexin)
(Swedish) Lexin has been developed for use in immigrant education and is a combination of lexicons and dictionaries.

Svensk-engelskt lexikon (
(Swedish) Translation Swedish-English-Swedish

Svenska akademiens ordbok and ordlista
(Swedish) The web version of the Swedish Academy Dictionary (SAOB, which currently covers A - Tyda) and the Swedish Academy's glossary of the Swedish language (SAOL).

Svenska tidningar
(Swedish) To get the full text from the last 100 years you need to use our computer in the library. Ask us and we will help you! It takes 4 months after publication before the full text is available.

SVT Öppet arkiv
(Swedish) Alternative name & keywords: Sweden's television open archive
Swedish television's open archive

(Swedish) Medicine, nursing. Available content from 1978 to 2019. References.

Academic publications at Swedish universities. Search among scholarly articles, conference papers and dissertations etc.


Taylor & Francis
Multidisciplinary. Fulltext, articles.Coverage: 1997-.

Teacher Reference Center
Pedagogy and educational science. Coverage: titles from journals, periodicals, and books

Logistics. References, facts

Transportation research. Combines records from ITRD and TRIS. References.


UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia
International relations. Facts. From Uppsala Universitet Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types
Swedish undergraduate theses. Fulltext

Swedish undergraduate theses. Fulltext

UR access
(Swedish) UR (Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company) educational radio and TV programmes. You reach UR-Access via Shibboleth-log in. Click on any movie to get the choice to log in. Write "Väst" in the search box that pops up and select University West. Then sign in with your University West account.

US Patent and Trademark Office database
US Patents. Fulltext Coverage: 1790-


Visual dictionary online
A visual dictionary organized around subject fields.


Web of science
Multidisciplinary. Citations, references, link to fulltext. With Journal citation reports Coverage: 1986-.

Wikipedia - svenska 
(Swedish)The free encyclopedia

Wiley Online Library 
Multidisciplinary. Fulltext journal articles Coverage: 1996-