Are you searching for texts for a project or paper? Scientific articles, peer review, or a Swedish polemical article? And how exactly does it work with e-books? Here we give you tips to get you on your way!

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.

Search in Libsearch

Google Scholar – change the settings to find the library’s journal articles

Google Scholar is an alternative to Libsearch when searching for scientific articles. You need to change the settings in Google Scholar to display the full text link if the library has the article:

  • Go to settings in Google Scholar
  • Select “Library links”
  • Search for Malmö University or Mau
  • Tick “Malmö University - Fulltext Mau” and save your choice

Search in Google Scholar

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. 

Search in LIBRIS

Swepub – research publications from Swedish universities and university colleges

Swepub is a good starting point for searching among Swedish researchers’ publications, such as articles, conference proceedings, dissertations etc. 

If the text is not linked from Swepub, you can try searching for it in Libsearch or Google Scholar. 

Search in Swepub

Find databases within your subject or field of education

Identifying the best database to search in depends on your research question and subject. 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.


Read and download e-resources

Always use the links to databases, journals and e-books from the library’s website. These go to a service that authenticates you as a user from Malmö University, and you log in with your computer identity.

You must be an active student and registered in Ladok, or staff and registered in Primula, in order to gain access from your own computer or outside the university’s network.

If you are not a student or staff member at Malmö University, you can only use the e-resources from the computers in the library. Contact the Helpdesk to receive login details.

Alternative access route for the library's databases

For some of the library’s licensed e-resources there is an alternative access route activated.


Download e-books

All e-books can be read directly on the screen. However, if you want to download a book, you sometimes need specific apps or programs. 

In the e-book guide you can read about how to download, print and save, and whether you need to create an account.

E-book guide

Read journals using Browzine

Here you can browse the library’s scientific journals in different subjects and get updates about new articles. Available both as an app and website.

Browzine on the web