Databases and e-resources with free access


The Library subscribes to a lot of databases and e-resource packages. To be able to use them you have to be a student or staff at the university. To complement the subscribed resources, we have also resources that does not require subscriptions in the database lists. These free resources can be of value for you after your studies at the university.

The free databases are linked on the webpage Databases – see Free databases a bit down on the page.

Here are some examples of databases that does not require subsciptions to be used.

Library catalouges

  • Primo, our own discovery system open for search, including some free material in full text
  • Libris, the national union library system for Sweden


  • Diva (University of Borås) is a digital archive for research publications and student theses published by the University of Borås
  • SwePub makes it possible to search among articles, conference papers, dissertations etc. published at Swedish universities and authorities
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals

Reference databases

  • ERIC Database contains references to articles, books, reports, dissertations, conferences and more from the field of education
  • PubMed contains references to articles, reports, dissertations and more from general practice, clinical medicine, nursing care and health care


  • links to legal information from the government, parliament, higher courts and public authorities
  • EUR-Lex gives access to the official journal, treaties, legislation, preparatory legal documents, legal usage, questions from the members of parliament and more

More free databases

There are many more useful databases in the list. Take a look in the “List of free databases” and see if you find someone that you think is valuable to you.

Text and image: Klaz Arvidson