Publications in Prehospital emergency care

During thursday and friday the PreHospen conference takes place here at the University of Borås. It is the seventh conference in order, and everyone who work in some way with, or are affected by, prehospital emergency medical care are welcome. Here at the university is PreHospen (Center for Prehospital Research), a well-known center for research and development of prehospital emergency care and it’s also one of the leading research centers in this subject in the country.

ambulansbilder12The library have many publications written by researchers at the PreHospen center but also most of the presenters at the conference are represented in the collection. The publications are mainly electronic, but some of the publications in question are available in print. Here you can find links to some of the presenters at the session “The dispatch centre’s impossible task” (both print and electronic) that we have in the library via our search tool Summon:  Anna Carin Wahlberg, Karl Hedman, Helena Nord-LjungquistKatarina Bohm, Araz Rawshani.

Whether you are a resident at the University of Borås, or if you are an external participant in the conference: Welcome to browse our databases and learn more about the subject in different types of publications in the field. In the Library Lounge you also find journals like Samverkan 112 (Collaboration 112) and Vårdfokus (Focus in health) with the latter including articles about various trauma teams in the latest issue (both journals are in Swedish). Please feel free to ask questions about additional literature on the subject at the information points in the library. Only students and staff at the University of Borås can access the material we subscribe to in full text, but we have a few walk-in-use computers at the entrance floor that can be used for a while to browse and read.

DSC_1634Text: Lena Holmberg
Picture: Anna Sigge & Lena Holmberg

Read a journal in our lounge!


Most of you already know that the library has many electronic journals but there are also a number of printed journals and magazines to read perhaps seated in a sofa or armchair in the library lounge. Here at the ground floor, we chose not to have so much scientific material. Instead you find more trade and professional journals and some more general journals that may interest everyone.

Examples of journals available in the lounge is Library Journal, Science and Camino. Or why not read Cap & Design, or Web designer?

IMG-20160223-WA0001There are also some more general and more interesting, fun and maybe even more relaxing journals like Time magazine, The Economist, National Geographic and others.

Take the opportunity to sit down a moment in the lounge and browse through some magazines, analyzing trends or read a good article in that particular topic that interests you! If you are lucky, no one discovers where you are, and you can read in peace and quiet.

Text: Lena Holmberg
Picture: Katharina Nordling

Welcome to the search lab!


Did you know that the library offers an open search lab for students? It takes place in the library premises on thursdays between 15: 00-16: 30 at the computer lab, room J418 on level 4.

The Search lab focuses on searching information, selecting databases, writing references and more. Are you writing on your thesis or paper and need someone to discuss with? Welcome to the Search lab. There are drop-in at these dates:

October 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10, 17


Text: Lena Holmberg
Photo: Colourbox

Create an alert for a specific journal

If you want to follow a certain journal, start with searching the journal via the “Journals” link on the library website. Next, chose any of the databases in which the journal is available and create an alert in the database.

Create an alert for a specific journal:

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alerts21engSearch or browse the magazine your looking for.




alerts23Depending on the journal, creating an alert can look different.



Text: Karin Süld, Picture: Lisa Carlson

Journals in textile and fashion

Textile and fashion is a profile area for research at the University of Borås. How does this reflects in the library collections? Well, in quite a few ways we hope. Here in this blog post, we highlight some examples of journals in this subject with fun, interesting and different solutions.

The vast majority of our journals is available online and you can access them through computer, tablet or phone. The journals Hali, Dazed & Confused and Selvedge are provided by Exact Editions and has a pretty cool feature. If you walk around the University premises with a tablet or smartphone and have downloaded the Exact Editions app (only available for iPad and iPhone), you can read these three journals without logging in. The app detects that you are in the university premises, and gives you access to the journals.

Dazed & confusedYou can scroll through different issues, get inspired by the razor-sharp images – all this thourgh the app.

Selvedge framsidaAn interesting database in the design field is Vogue Archive. As a student or staff of HB you can reach complete issue, including advertising, of American Vogue all the way back to 1892. You can of course also search the archive for articles and images based on fashion designer, photographer / illustrator, business / brand, type of garment, textile materials and more. Please try it!

Vogue archiveAlthough the library is investing a lot of money in electronic journals we have not forgotten about the printed journals. All of the print journals that somehow relates to the topics textile, art or design field, is on display on the 1st floor of the library. Here you can find a number of prominent fashion magazines: Collezioni Donna (women’s), Sport & Street Collezioni, Collezioni Uomo (men’s fashion), Maglieria italiana, Vogue (Italian edition), Uomo Vogue, iD magazine, Sportswear International.
bloggen 012A textile journal that we want to push a little extra for the Ecotextile News. The journal, which is well known in the industry, focusing on the environment and sustainability in the global textile and clothing chain. We subscribes to this journal in print and you’ll find the latest issue on the 1st floor and the other numbers in roller shelves  P: 205.

Ecotextile newsText and picture: Hanna Hallnäs

What is the cost of reading a journal at the library?

Nothing of course. Our other blog, Researchrelated writes about the subject during Open Access week : “It is know that the journal costs libraries have are high but there has not been too much information or data of the exact costs. There are a couple of reasons for this, among others that it has not been customary to publish this information and that libraries often have non-disclosure agreements with the publishers, which limits the library’s possibilities to make the costs known to public.

Learn more about Open Access.

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Text: Lisa Carlson/Pieta Eklund

How to find journals at the library

The library have approximately 380 printed journals and about 37,000 electronic ones. But how do you find them?

The electronic journals dominate and the library purchase material packages from different vendors. Via Summon you can search for articles using keywords such as the title of the article. Would you rather search for the journal title, do so under Search Journals. Then it looks like this:


This search shows through which suppliers we have access to the journal and the years we access. Choose for example Emerald Journals. Suddenly you find yourself in the journal, and can choose which year and which volume you want to look at or use the searchbox to look for a topic in this particular journal. Here the situation is slightly different depending on which provider we have the magazine in, the interface varies but usually you can always click on the year and volume number to get further.


The printed journals is found on both the 2nd floor (main floor) and the 1st.

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We have made a selection of approx 90 magazines displayed at level 2 and older numbers from that year are in the cupboard behind. You can find magazines like ELLE Decoration, Sound & Vision and much more interesting. Grab a magazine and sit in our comfortable chairs and read.


bloggen 025Older volumes are found in magazine down on the 1st floor Everything is placed by topic and year.




bloggen 026In the red capsules the journals are sorted by year, volume and number.





bloggen 019Looking for the latest issue? Then you’ll find the most popular journals on the display shelves that are placed along the walls down on the 1st floor. They are in alphabetical order. Textiles, fashion and design has its own wall with magazines.


Capture03The printed magazine’s placement can be found via the library website for information search – search journals. It can look like this in the directory where you see where a printed magazine is located. Then it’s just to locate it in the magazine (locate the shelf B: 104 in this case). Good luck!


If you think we are missing an interesting magazine or journal, please contact us!

Text and picture: Hanna Hallnäs och Lena Holmberg