The Library wishes you a happy summer!

The spring semester is coming to an end and we at the library know that soon it’s time for summer holidays. It feels a bit empty when you leave, but we know that many of you will be back in autumn together with new students!

The library is open during special times during summer and you can see current times at the web. New for this summer is that we close for two weeks when we notice from previous years that the number of visitors is minimal. This applies to v. 29-30.

Meanwhile, the digital library is open 24 hours a day via the web, where all databases , electronic journals and e-books are available. You can also get tips on reference management, loans and purchases and much more.

This week, the summer loan is also up and running, which means that all books you borrow, you can keep all summer until September 6th. Be sure to borrow some good summer reading, if you want some tips you can get in the library’s exhibition at the entrance.

We at the library wish you a happy summer!

Text & picture: Lena Holmberg

Meet the Library in Balder!

Today, Tuesday between 11:00 and 13:00, the Library is available in smaller scale in Balder. We help you to borrow great books for summer holidays and provide some good book tips. The library has summer loans even this year, which means that the books you borrow now you do not have to return until September 6th.

The Library is taking a tour on campus a few times during each semester, which means we are in the right place to inform about current issues. In the spring, it’s usually about scholarly writing and information about the Search Lab. This time, before summer vacation, it’s a lot about recreational reading instead. If you can´t come to the Library, the Library can come to you!

So welcome to visit us outside the red dining room during lunch today!

Text & image: Lena Holmberg

Ingmar Bergman 100 years!

2018 is the year when Ingmar Bergman would have celebrated his 100 years birthday and it is honored in many parts of the country. He is considered Sweden’s biggest filmmaker and has inspired and touched many film lovers worldwide. Bergman’s films are almost exclusively set in Sweden and also specially on the island of Fårö north of Gotland. He produced around sixty films, over one hundred and seventy theater sets and wrote about hundreds of books and articles. Some of his most famous works are the films The Seventh Seal, Wild strawberries, Persona and the autobiography Laterna Magica.


Although it is within the film that Ingmar Bergman is most famous, he worked a lot within the theater where he put up several of the most famous writers and dramatics of literature, such as, for example, Strindberg, Ibsen, Shakespeare and Goethe.

For his last years, he lived at Fårö, quite isolated from the outside world, but this year it is time to put Bergman back in the spotlight.

In our showcases at the library entrance we have collected books on and off Bergman so make sure to borrow his autobiography or perhaps a drama like The best intentions or Fanny and Alexander!

Text and collage: Lena Holmberg
Photo: Bengt Wanselius (

Printing – here’s how you do it!

Do you need to print a document, but you’re not sure how to do it? Then this is what you need to read! This instruction explains how you print from the computers at the university. If you want to print a document from your laptop – Look here.

At the computer

The most important part when you’re about to print, is to select the right printer. And that’s not very hard – you should ALWAYS select the printer called Print-and-Collect.

How the printing dialog (the frame where you manage your prints) looks like, depends on which program you are printing from. Here are two examples, the print dialog in Microsoft Word and in Adobe Acrobat (program for pdf-files):

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Make sure that the right printer is selected, that’s Print-and-Collect– then you click at the button Print (in Swedish Skriv ut). Done!

At the printer

Okay, so far so good. The document has been printed. Now what? Where do you go to get it? The thing is that you can now go to any printer – at the whole university – to print your document. At the Library, we have printers on each floor (except floor 2.5). The printers are quite big, and looks like copying machines (in fact, they are coping machines as well as printers and scanners). When you find a printer, here’s what you do:

  1. Log in to the printer, using your black chip or your S-number and password.
  2. Select Release by pressing the button on the touch screen.
  3. Select the document you want to print by pointing at it at the touch screen. The document will be marked with a yellow line when you’ve selected it.
  4. Press the blue button (it’s a real button – not on the touch screen).
  5. Voila! You document is printed!

If your document won’t print, it might depend on that you don’t have enough printing credentials left on your printing account. Contact the Information Point for directions on how to refill your printing account. When you have done that, you just return to the printer, and get your document (no need to print from the computer again). If you don´t have time to load your account the same day, its no problem. Your prints will remain in the printer for 48 hours.

If you print a large document on many pages (such as an essay) or a Powerpoint with images, it may take a while for the document to print.

If you have any questions – please contact the Information Point by the entrance to the Library. We can help you to print!

Text & pictures: Katharina Nordling

Happy Easter!

On Good Friday, the Library goes on Easter holidays and opens again Tuesday, April 3, see our changed opening hours here. As usual, you can use our website for many things. You can search databases, journals, read e-books and articles, do book reservations, review our subject guides, and much more.

Are you planning to visit the Library on Maundy Thursday? why not borrow a yellow book for Easter, you will find them on the reading shelves in the library entrance. In Norway, for a long time, tradition has been to launch and read crime novels during Easter holidays, Easter Crimean (påskekrim). It was from the beginning an april joke who took off and became a tradition. In Sweden we already have a fairly strong tradition of reading crime fiction, so Easter crimes have not become the same success here. But it’s great to read something entertaining when you have some free time, so be sure to borrow a book or two!

We wish you all a Happy Easter!

Text: Lena Holmberg
Bild: Mostphotos

Hi Klaz Arvidson!

In a series of portraits we are going to introduce the staff at the Library to all our readers and customers – who are the people working at the library? And what are they doing there? Read our portraits and get to know your librarians! We asked Lena a few questions.

What are your main duties?
I’m part of the unit Digital Services that works with library systems and research support. I work mainly with Primo, support systems and parts of the library’s website. I’m in team Communication and team Alma and Primo. In addition, I work at the information point where I answer questions and support students, staff and other users in their library usage.

For how long have you worked here?
Oh, it’s been quite long! For further reflection, I’m in my 18th year at the library. My first task when I started here was to take a new grip on the library’s web. Over the years my tasks have changed slightly, but I’ve always been involved in working with web and systems and contacts with library users.

What do you enjoy most about the job?
The funniest thing about the job is two things I think – problem solving and the contacts with our students and staff. At the information point you can be prepared for many different kinds of questions and it is exciting and rewarding. Over the past year, we have implemented two new library systems, Alma and Primo, which has been stimulating and challenging.

What do you do when you’re not at work?
Outside the job, I spend a lot of time with my family. We have an old house that requires some maintenance which takes a lot of my time. Otherwise, I like to photograph, move in nature and kayak. Longing for the year’s first kayaking trip, it will be a sunny day in April when the ice is released!

Do you have any book tips you want to share?
I read a bit in periods, some time ago I read the books Gentlemen and Gangsters by Klas Östergren. Particularly Gentlemen, I can recommend it’s a writer’s meeting with two strange brothers. Their lives are presented and  many interesting developments are described in detail. Another book I recommend is Norrland by Po Tidholm. It consists of a number of essays and reports about the geographical part of Sweden, which is a bit sloppy called Norrland.

Text: Klaz Arvidson & Lena Holmberg
Photo: Lena Holmberg

Get to know Scopus

Scopus is a citation database from Elsevier that indexes articles from over 22 000 scientific journals and contains more than 69 million records. Across all research fields:

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Social sciences
  • Arts and humanities
  • Health and medicine

Scopus content also patents, books and conference proceedings.

How can I use Scopus?

As usual, you access specific databases from the Library webbsite for databases at There are introductory films that will help you get started using the various features quickly:

The focus is on scientific publications such as journal articles and conference paper. A specialty is the ability to follow how the publications are used through citations and reference lists. In the database you also have the opportunity to compare how different journals rank against each other.

The occurrence of nouns varies greatly. The database does not have its own subject list / thesaurus, but reports topics from the different databases from which the items originate. An article may have nouns from different databases.

Scopus also has very good features if you want to analyze its search results. It’s also great to search only in the references when searching. Then you put it in search, so you can search for those who have referred to a certain book that are not in the database but can still be found in the references.

The database has a search history, which is good because you can then combine your searches in different ways without rewriting the search terms. The search history is saved from the login time. You can of course log in to the database and save searches, hits lists, etc.

Text: Lena Wadell