Alphabetical list of the databases the University library give access to.


AAPG Datapages
Articles from most of the publications from AAPG.
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Academic Search Premier
Journal articles within most subject areas.
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ACS Publications
The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society provides a comprehensive collection of the most-cited, peer-reviewed journals in the chemical and related sciences.
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AGU Digital Library
Journals and books on geoscience.

AGU Journals
Scientific journals on geoscience.

References to articles in alternative medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation etc.

APS (American Physical Society)
Database where you can search in different journals within the field of physics.

Business, humanities, medicine, social sciences and technology.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index
Articles on humanities. A part of ISI Web of Science.
To search this database, choose from "More settings".
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Bibliography on the history of art (BHA)
The world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art.
Records of all items published in Denmark as well as all items found in the Danish public libraries.

Bielefield Academic Search Engine
More than 65 million documents open to the public (Open Access). Most of the documents are from academic institutions, among others are all the documents in UiS Brage accessible in this database.

BioMed Central
An independent publishing house that provides open access to more than 270 peer-reviewed biomedical journals.

The British Library Sound Archive Catalogue
The catalogue includes entries for millions of recordings held in the Sound Archive.
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British Nursing Index
A leading database for support of practice, education, and research for nurses, midwives, and health providers. References to literature from nursing and midwifery journals, from 1994 until today.

Business Source Complete
Management, economics, marketing and related subject areas.
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A free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 67 million structures from hundreds of data sources.
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Authoritative coverage of literature related to nursing and allied health. Contains references to articles from more than 3000 journals, and more than 600 in full text.
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Cochrane Library
The best source to find methodical overviews on studies on effects of health measures.
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Cristin is the joint research documentation system in Norway. The system is used in the higher education sector, research institutes and the regional health authorities. Scientists register their publications in Cristin, to get them acknowledged for receiving publication points.


Dance in video
Contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century.

DOAJ (=Directory of open access journals)
This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Aims to cover all subjects and languages.


Ebook Central 
E-book database which provides access to electronic books in full text. While the collection covers most academic subject areas, it is particularly strong on economics, social sciences and humanities.
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By clicking "EBSCOhost Web" you will get an overview of the bases EBSCO give access to, and you may choose which of them you would like to include in your search. By clicking "EBSCOhost Mobile" you will get the site in a format suitable for mobile phones and tablets.

EconLit with full text
Indexes books, journal articles, dissertations, and articles in books. Subjects covered include economic theory and history and other related subjects.
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Provides access to the largest collection of online Economics working papers and journal articles.
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Financial database with corporate and market information. Includes stocks, mutual funds, macro-economic time series, interest rates, bonds, commodities with daily rates and their main indexes.
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EIKON requires login. Start here for sign in and download.  Contact the library for username and password.

References to articles on biomedicine and pharmacology.

Fulltext articles from more than 250 journals in management and marketing
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Contains 400 lexical articles about different subjects within social work, and 200 biographical articles on important persons in the history of this subject area.
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A collection of classical mathematical publications (1868-1942).
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Journal articles and reports in education.
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European Film Gateway
Gives access to hundreds of thousands of film historical documents: Photos, posters, programmes, periodicals, censorship documents, rare feature and documentary films, newsreels and other materials.




Geosciences database, containing references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses.
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Geosciences database, formed by a group of leading geoscientific organizations.
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Google Scholar
Database from Google which limits results to scientific information.
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Health Research Premium Collection
Contains journals, evidence-based resources and full-text dissertations, from the top ProQuest health and medical databases.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Bibliographic database covering scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism.
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IEEE Xplore
Provides Web access to almost 3-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.
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Academic search engine accessing only trusted websites.
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Internationl Encyclopedia of Dance
Nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries Covers the full spectrum of dance. Cultural and national overviews, and entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.

International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center
Information on virtually every dimension of security & counter-terrorism.
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IOP (Institute of Physics)
Journals on physics from Institute of Physics (IOP).

ISI Highly Cited
An expert gateway to the most highly influential scientists and scholars worldwide

ISI Journal Citation Report
Provides easy access to data that helps you evaluate and compare scholarly journals


The Jazz Base contains information about the history of jazz in Norway.
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JoVE Biology
JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal. We subscribe to the part of the journal that covers biology.

Database containing the back issues of scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields.



Library Search
A national information retrieval technology that contains books, electronic publications, audiobooks, notes and more from Norwegian libraries. Library Search indicates which library owns each of the objects you retrieve.

The Lovdata system covers the Norwegian primary legal sources. All sources are in Norwegian only.
All staff at UiS have access to Lovdata Pro. Click here to sign up as a user.
The Faculty of Law Library, University of Oslo, has compiled a collection of translated Norwegian Legislation. You can search the legislation by going to

Lyell Collection
The Lyell Collection is an online collection comprising of the the Geological Society of London’s journal titles, special Publications and key book series.



A comprehensive database covering mathematics, statistics and computer technology.
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The biggest database within health and social sciences.
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Literature, language, linguistics, folklore.
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Music Online
Gives access to thousands of records with classical music, jazz and world music, via streaming. Nine databases. Contains sheet music and references, in addition to sound and video.

MIC's catalogue section contains works of 20th and 21st century Norwegian composers


Naxos Music Library
The World’s largest Classical music listening service with a collection consisting of more than two million tracks of music, available for streaming. Naxos has apps for both Android and Apple.

Naxos Music library Jazz
Database consisting of more than 16 000 records (almost 200 000 tracks) available for streaming, on many different labels.

NBER (Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research)
Publications from the leading non-profit economic research organization in USA.

Norwegian Open Research Archives is a database that gives access to scientific results, journals and publications related to Norwegian higher education.

References to articles from 450 Norwegian and Nordic periodicals and yearbooks.
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Norsk kunsthistorisk bibliografi
Books and articles about Norwegian art, mainly from 1941 until today.
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Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound
Search in Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound's database.


OECD iLibrary
Online library of OECD, featuring its books, papers and statistics, as well as analysis and data.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is responsible for the production and publication of this bibliographic database. Coverage: 1974 -> 2007
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Access to technical documents from 18 petroleum related organizations.
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Opera in Video
Contains 300 videos from the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries.

The Library's own catalogue. Search here for all types of documents in the library. With FEIDE login you can renew loans and order documents.

Oxford Bibliographies - Education
A seamless pathway to the most accurate and reliable resources for a variety of academic topics. Every article is an authoritative guide to the current scholarship, written and reviewed by academic experts.
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Oxford History of Western Music
Digital edition of Richard Taruskin's acknowledged five-volume study on western classical music.

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, important films, and organizations involved in the dance world 

Oxford Music Online  
Contains Grove Music Online with full text editions of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Opera, and Jazz. In addition to this it also contains Oxford Dictionary of Music and Oxford Companion to Music in full text.
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Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide

Database containing more than 28 000 references on physiotherapy. 1929 ->

Philosopher's Index
References to books and journals about philosophy and related fields.

Provides citations of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library from 1993 to the present.

Project Muse
Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers. UiS have access to 158 titles.

Contains summaries and citations of literature in psychology and related behavioural and social sciences

Free version of Medline, which is a database within health and biomedical research. 
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PubMed Central
Free digital archive from NIH of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.



Social network for scientists. Here scientists can get in contact with colleagues all over the world. In addition to this, Researchgate contains about 35 million article abstracts, and thousands of articles in full text.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Thousands of citations on international music, both popular music and classical music.
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Articles on health sciences, humanities, social sciences and engineering

Index to songs published in Norway. Terminated in 2011, not updated after that.
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Online service for scientific research that contains the full text of Elsevier Science journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences.
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SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts)
Covers chemistry, chemical engineering, petroleum, biotechnology and materials science from 1907 to today.
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All users have to get a user name and password to search this database. 

If you have registered already, you can start here. SciFinder can only be used by one person at a time.

References to documents within most subject areas, with direct links to full text. 
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SocINDEX with fulltext
The world's most comprehensive sociology research database, covering sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas.
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SportDiscus contains citations to, and abstracts of, articles about sport and related subjects.
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SpringerLink gives access to e-journals and e-books from the publishers Springer and Kluwer. Subject areas: Natural science, technology, medicine, social science.

Academic publications from about 35 Swedish institutions of learning.
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Taylor & Francis
A database containing academic literature within the fields of biotechnology, mathematics, geoscience, languages, computer science and medicine.


UiS Brage
Open archive for research from UiS. Master's thesis, PhD thesis, scientific articles etc.



Web of Science
References to articles from the world's leading journals and other printed media.
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Wikimedia Commons
Almost 25 millions freely usable media files (pictures, maps, audiofiles, video etc.). Most of them can be used in other works, based on a so-called Creative Commons-License

Wiley Online Library
Articles on Science and technology, Medicine, Humanities, and Social sciences.

World Wide Science
Federated search in scientific databases from more than 50 countries.