News

  • 2018-09-19

    BrowZine now available

    The library now subscribes to BrowZine - a tool for browsing and reading the library´s electronic journals.

    Do you want an easier way to access scholarly e-journals? Check out BrowZine—a Web-based service and app for Apple or Android devices that helps you browse through scholarly e-journals.

    Read more about BrowZine

  • 2018-05-17

    Swedish universities are cancelling large publishing agreement

    Swedish universities, including Karlstad University, have decided to terminate the agreement with Elsevier, one of the world's largest scientific publishers. The reason is that the parties did not agree on open access

    Elsevier is one of the world's largest scientific publishers. In 2017, Swedish universities paid approximately 120 million SEK for subscriptions to electronic journals to the publisher, of which Karlstad University accounted for almost 1.2 million SEK. In addition, researchers who wanted to publish their research and make it openly available have paid for this – in 2017 Swedish researchers paid 13 million SEK in total.

  • 2017-11-13

    Relocation of books by subject code and number

    This week we will start a relocation project. Books that currently are placed in numerical order (2015: 344), will be relabelled and placed by subject.

    The books will be marked with a subject code and a sequence number, for example V 2011: 1 or Im 2017:20. This will make it easier both to find books by subject, but also to find newly acquired books.

    The relocation of the books are expected to be completed by autumn semester 2018. If you can not find a book on the shelf, please talk to the staff and we will reserve it for you. The book will be available again after it has been relabelled, usually the following day.

  • 2017-10-04

    HEIN Online - subscription agreement

    (Updated 2017-12-11)After the trial period during October/November the library has now signed a subscription agreement with HeinOnline. Access is already enabled.

    HeinOnline is a comprehensive collection of law journals, US and UK law and case law and more.

    Please send your feedback to: Berit Hjort

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  • 2017-10-02

    Sage Research Methods Videos now available

    Uppdated 2017-12-11 After the trial period the Library decided to buy access to Sage Research Methods Video Collection.


    During October and November the library has a trial period on Sage Research Methods video collection.
    SAGE Research Methods Video contains 480 videos, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum.

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  • 2017-05-17

    The language café

    The language café at the university library will continue during the spring semester 2018.

    The language café will take place every tuesday between 4 pm - 6 pm. The time and place are the same but now students are in charge of the café.

    The Language Café is aimed for anyone who wants to improve there spoken Swedish, but you need to be able to speak and understand some Swedish to participate. The café is also for those who speak fluent Swedish and like to talk to others.

    The library offers coffee and tea, no notification required.

    When: Tuesdays at 4 pm - 6 pm
    Where: The Learning lab at the University Library