Library resources: Humanities

Here you find relevant resources for study and research in the humanities.

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Division of Research
Stavanger University Library

Databases and academic sources

The library has academic resources and information relevant for culture and languages.

Remember to use Remote Access to gain access to our online resources if you are not on campus.

In Oria you can find books, e-books, journals, articles and more. You can search in English or Norwegian.

When you are connected to UiS Wifi you can open all electronic material through the «Available online» links. Remote access lets you access e-resources when you are not on campus.

Search for the book in Oria and find the location under "Get It" in the library.

The library uses the Dewey system to organize our books. The Dewey number lets you know he location of the book in the library.

How to read a Dewey number:

1. Find the exact numbers before the dot. (example 361.___)
2. Find the exact letters after the dot. (example 361.3)
3. When the numbers are correct, find the letters, organized in alphabetical order. (example 361.3 HEA)

Please ask at the help desk if you need help with finding the book.

Relevant books for the humanities:

  • 100 - Philosophy and psychology
  • 200 - Religion
  • 300.72 - Research methods
  • 400 - Language
  • 700 - Art and recriation
  • 808.066 - Academic Writing
  • 810-820 - American and English literature
  • 839.82 - Norwegian literature

In Oria you can find an overview over relevant database for the humanities.

Some of the databases are open access, but for most of them you’ll need UiS sign in. Use remote access if you are off campus.

We have many journals in the library, and you can access our digital journals with remote access. In Oria you can search for journals both by title and ISSN.

With Browzine you can easily get an overview of the journals you need, and create your own, virtual bookshelf with the journals you want to read and keep track of.

Some jornals available in Browzine:

You can find printed newspapers in the library, mostly in Norwegian.
Retriever (Atekst): Articles in full text from Norwegian newspapers and magazines.

UiS Brage: In UiS Brage, our open archive,  you can find scientific articles published at UiS. You can also find bachelor- and master thesis’s from UiS. Thesis’s older than 2009 is available in printed form in the library.

Writing assignments

The library offers several services to help you get started in your academic writing.

Citations and APA 7

The Institute of culture and language use the citation style APA 7th.The Citation Compass (Kildekompasset) gives examples and explanations on how to quote/cite any type of source, both in-text and in the reference list. The Citation Compass covers both APA 6th and APA 7th

Writing your thesis

You can get help with your academic writing from student mentors in the Study Lab. They also offer writing groups for master's students. In UiS Brage you can find previous student assignments, both at bachelor's and master's level. You can use these as inspiration, but be aware that the grades can be from A to E.

Research and publish

If you are starting a research project, the library can help you with literature search, data managment,, useful software for reference managment and more.

Searching for literature

If you are starting a research project and need help getting started with the literature search, you can ask for a guidance session. Employees, PhD-students and master students at UiS can book individual guidance in searching for literature


We recommend using reference management tools and other software to help you during your research process. The library offers workshops and support in: Endnote: reference manager that helps you save time formatting citations. Zotero: free and user-friendly reference managment tool. NVivo: lets you process qualitative data. Rayyan: screens your references for systematic reviews and more.

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