News

  • 2018-11-21

    How to get access to new articles from Elsevier

    As of July 2018, Swedish universities have limited access to journals from Elsevier, one of the world’s largest scientific publishers. However, employees at Karlstad University can still access new articles through the interlibrary lending service, ”Get it now”.

    Magazines published by Elsevier between January 1, 1995 and June 30, 2018 are still available through the usual channels. Articles published before, or after, said period can be borrowed through the interlibrary lending services. In most cases, you will find links to the interlibrary services via KAUlink on the library's various search services and databases.

  • 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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