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Articles, databases and journals

The library subscribes to a large number of journals and databases. As a student or researcher you have free access to these resources both in the library and off-campus.

Search for articles in the library search tool

In the library serarch tool it is possible to filter your results. For example, you can filter by Publication type such as "Articles" or "Newspaper articles". If you want to limit your result to scholarly journals, select the availability "Peer-reviewed".

Questions and answers

How do I find articles?

Find articles by searching the library search tool, databases or journals. The library search tool searches many databases and covers all subjects. Filter on publication type, for example "Articles" or "Newspaper Articles". If you are looking for scholarly journals you should filter on availability "Peer-reviewed". 

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Scholarly publications

Information searching and evaluation of sources


When should I use databases?

The library subscribes to many different databases that you can use to search for articles in your subject. There are also other databases in which you can search for example statistics, financial information and geodata. You find better search opportunities in a specific subject database.

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Scholarly publications

Information searching and evaluation of sources

How do I find the library journals?

The library's journal list contains access to our electronic journals and  information about our printed  journals. You find the printed journals in the stacks in the Medical Library and the University Library  (stack 1 and 2). We display a selection of our printed journals in the Journal Room in the University Library (level 3) and in the Medical Library.

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Scholarly publications

Information searching and evaluation of sources


Access articles, databases and journals

Access to electronic resources

As a student or an employee you have access to the library's electronic resources no matter where you are.

Contact the library

Contact us via form, chat or phone. Here you will also find addresses and opening hours.

Ranking of scholarly journals (impact factors)

There are methods used to grade and rank the significance of individual scholarly journals according to impact and notability. These lists and criteria can be used as tools when determining whether a journal or publishing channel is a credible source. 

Two of the most frequently used tools to grade a journal's impact are journal impact factors and The Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.

Read more about The Norwegian Register, journal impact factors and analysis and evaluation of publication data:

Analysis and evaluation

Journal Abbreviations

In some subject areas there is a tradition of shortening the titles of the journals. Here you can find information how to interpret the abbreviations and how to find the whole title. You might need this for example if you use the reference system Vancouver.

Abbreviations for journals included in the Web of Science database:

Journal Citation Reports JCR

You can also find information in these links:

Genamics JournalSeek

PubMed Journal Browser