Are you searching for texts for a project or paper? Scientific and peer-reviewed articles? And how exactly does it work with e-books? Here are some tips to get you started!
Search scholarly texts
Here you can find search engines that are good to start with, and in many of them, you can limit your search to scholarly journals, peer review or dissertations.
Libsearch – the library’s books and articles
Libsearch is the library’s search engine and here you can find our books, both those that can be borrowed and e-books.
You can also find articles, conference reports and other texts from the library’s various databases. You can limit your search to “Scholarly and peer review”. You can also limit the search by selecting “Academic journals”, or a specific time period, subject etc.
Libsearch is set to show what you have access to via the library. You can widen your search by unticking the field limitation “Electronic and printed material via the library”.
In the library’s database list you can see if results from a specific database are included when you perform a search in Libsearch.
LIBRIS – Swedish books and books in Swedish libraries
In Libris you can find books within your subject that are found in some other library in Sweden, and you also see all literature published in Sweden. In addition to regular books, there are also reports from Swedish authorities and organisations, among other things. In Libris you can also limit your search to dissertations.
In the link to Libris from the library’s website, Malmö University has been selected as “My libraries”. You will immediately see that the book is available at the library, otherwise the link “Interlibrary loan/order” is displayed.
Students and staff can order books free of charge as an interlibrary loan or provide purchase suggestions.
Find databases within your subject or field of education
Tips on databases for different subjects and fields of education are provided in the library’s subject guides. Furthermore, you can check in the list of library databases, where you will also see if results from a particular database are included when you search in Libsearch.
Find inspiration from student theses written in your subject – what literature, methods and theories are used? Reading other students work can give you an idea of how to get started with your degree project.