Through Oria you query both UiT's library repository and a large interdisciplinary index of articles and other electronic material. The interface is relatively simple to use and you don't need to be an expert of literature retrieval to find information in Oria. Oria is a good gateway to academic literature.

Use Oria when you:
- Want to find a specific book or article you need.
- Need relevant literature on a subject. Try simple keyword or phrase queries in Oria.
- Want to get a hold of doctoral or master theses from Norwegian educational institutions.
- Want to reserve books that aren't available (on loan or not in UiT's collections).
- Want to order articles without full text access.
- Are uncertain of which are the best search tools for your subject or discipline.
- Are uncertain of how to construct a robust literature query.

Oria is not well suited for thorough and complicated queries.

Go to Oria


Do you need suggestions to which databases to use within your subject area? We have subject librarians for most disciplines at UiT. We recommend getting in touch with the subject librarian for your subject if you have questions. Are you uncertain who is "your" subject librarian? You can search for your subject on the Startpage, or contact your library.

Subject librarian:


Per Pippin Aspaas

Useful databases:

L'Annee Philologique (verdensomspennende indeks)

Patrologia Latina (PQ) (latinske kirkefedre 200-1200 e.Kr., i fulltekst)

Antikkens kunst og arkitektur i bilder (billedbase, utviklet ved UiT)

Subject librarian:


Per Pippin Aspaas

Useful databases:

Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest) (engelskspråklige doktoravhandlinger i fulltekst)

Libris.kb.se (det svenske biblioteksystemet)

Bibliotek.dk (det danske biblioteksystemet)

Subject librarian:

Sissel Helene Hansen
Sissel Helene Hansen

Useful databases:

SciFinder

Scopus

Web of Science

Subject librarian:

Lene Østvand
Lene Østvand

Subject librarian:

Grete Overvåg
Grete Overvåg

Useful databases:

Cinahl

Pubmed

SveMed+

Subject librarian:


Per Pippin Aspaas

Useful databases:

NewsVault (Gale) (engelskspråklige aviser i fulltekst, 1780-tallet og framover)

Libris.kb.se (det svenske biblioteksystemet)

Bibliotek.dk (det danske biblioteksystemet)

Subject librarian:

Lene Østvand
Lene Østvand

Subject librarian:


Bente Stenhaug

Subject librarian:

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Lene Østvand

Subject librarian:

Eirik Reierth
Eirik Reierth

Subject librarian:


Inger-Mari Malm

Useful databases:

The music library's site

Subject librarian:

Vibeke Bårnes
Vibeke Bårnes

Subject librarian:

Sissel Helene Hansen
Sissel Helene Hansen

Useful databases:

SciFinder

Embase

Scopus

Subject librarian:


Per Pippin Aspaas

Useful databases:

ATLA Religion database (EBSCO) (verdensomspennende indeks)

Libris.kb.se (det svenske biblioteksystemet)

Bibliotek.dk (det danske biblioteksystemet)

Subject librarian:

Vibeke Bårnes
Vibeke Bårnes

Useful databases:

Anthrosource

Scopus

Index Islamicus

Subject librarian:

Vibeke Bårnes
Vibeke Bårnes


Academic databases

We offer many different databases for most subject areas. Such databases usually give a better coverage of the literature on a specific subject area than does Oria.
You also minimize the amount of irrelevant hits, and they allow precise, thorough, systematic and more complicated queries.

Use one (or more) subject specific database(s) when:
- Your topic is relatively narrow and demands a complicated query.
- It's important to be thorough and/or precise when you search.
- You're doing queries for a systematic literature overview
- When you want to document and reuse your query

Many of the subject specific databases have robust and controlled query vocabularies and thorough indexing. Get in touch with your library for information on courses, guidance or assistance in using these databases.

Interdisciplinary databases

In addition to the subject specific databases, the university library offers access to two large interdisciplinary databases, Web of Science and SCOPUS. These are useful when your topic spans different subject areas and disciplines, and as a supplement to subject specific databases. Both of these databases have a lot of referencing data; information about which documents reference other documents.

Other tools with overlapping areas of use are: Google Scholar and BASE (Bielefield Academic Search Engine) - which is especially focused on open access academic literature.

Use interdisciplinary databases when:
- You want to acquire a sense of which documents are most read and referenced.
- You want to make organized and reproducible literature queries for topics spanning different subjects.
- You want to supplement systematic queries from subject specific databases.

When your priority is acquiring literature openly available for everyone (BASE)

Overview of databases UiT has access to

Description of some of the databases:

ArkitekturguideAre you interested in architecture? Arkitekturguide (Architecture guide for Northern Norway and Svalbard) contains much informationabout buildings in Nordland, Troms, Finnmark and Svalbard, the guide includes many beautiful photographs of the regional architecture.

Go to the guide 

High North

Are you interested in the Hight North? In that case you should take a closer look at High North, a database that gives you free access to research documents on this region.

Via the High North database you can easily find relevant documents from various subjects, independently of where they've been written or published. There are indexed documents in several different languages, but the majority are in English. You can also search for redearch data (raw data) about or from the High North.

Scope

The database now includes more than 320 000 scientific documents. In addition to this it contains more than 100 000 posts of raw data from relevant research projects. The content of the database will be dynamic and growing, both because the influx is increasing and because the database is continually being developed to become better at identifying documents pertaining to the High North.

High North Research Documents is developed and managed bt UiT The Arctic University of Norway - the University library.


Go to High North

Ordnett

Ordnett.no a language and dictionary service that gives you access to various online dictionaries.

Do you need a dictionary of English, Russian, French or Spanish? On ordnett.no you find dictionaries of these and several other languages.

Ordnett.no is published by Kunnskapsforlaget ANS.

To access these dictionaries you have to either be on campus or use VPN.

Go to Ordnett.no

Log on VPN

Scopus logo

Scopus is the worlds largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality controlled web resources. In Scopus you find as many as 53 million references, 70% of them with abstracts. Almost 22.000 titles from 5.000 international publishers are included.

Scopus also contains more than 4,6 million conference proceedings, and gives 100 % coverage of Medline (principal medical database).

In addition Scopus offers advanced tools for searchin, analysing and visualising research results.

Read more on Scopus

Go to Scopus

To access Scopusyou have to either be on campus or use VPN.
Read more about VPN here

 


Do you need to look up a word? Here you will find links to online dictionaries and encyclopedias.  


To access all of these resources you must be on Campus or use VPN.

More about VPN and AnyConnect here


The University library’s private archives

Over the years, the University library has received archived documents from, among others, Northern Norwegian authors, academic employees and research groups at UiT. The private archives are located in an internal storage, but are available on request, to researchers, authors, genealogists and others who wish to study the material.

Via this link you can find a list of indexed archives with link to the archive catalogue.

To request access, contact Per Pippin Aspaas

Ultima Thule

Ultima Thule is the University Library's collection of older print (mainly pre 1900) concerning the Arctic in a broad scope. The collection includes among other things travelogues, expedition reports, older research works, fiction, maps, polar history accounts, portrayal of the sami, etc. Literature on Antarctica is also included in this collection. The Ultima Thule collection is located in a locked, climate controlled room at the Culture and social sciences library. It's possible to borrow a limited number of titles on study hall loan, contact the front desk between 8 AM and 3 PM Monday through Friday.

To set up visits, contact Per Pippin Aspaas.

The Qvigstad collection

Just Knud Qvigstad (1853–1957) was the principal of Tromsø teacher college and a significant researcher of sami and kven language and culture. He collaborated with researchers from all over the High North and was methodically building a book collection of his field of study. Among other things he bought antiquated works on the Samis and other Finno-Ugric peoples and traded publications with colleagues domestically and abroad. The donated this collection of research literature to Tromsø Museum (now The University Museum of Tromsø). The Qvigstad collection is located in a locked, climate controlled room at the university library at the museum.

Contact the museum library at e-mail tmu@ub.uit.no for further information.

Seminarsamlingen (The seminar collection)

Trondenes seminar, a precursor to UiT The Arctic University of Norway, was established in 1826. This institution moved to Tromsø in 1848, and is today known as Lærerskolen (School of Education), the building where the department of education and pedagogy is situated. The seminar had, from the start, its own book collection. Until after the Second World War, the books in this collection were registered in a handwritten catalogue by running numbers (chronologically organised by time of acquisition). The majority of the titles are intact and the collection is without a doubt a rare example of a book collection representing the history of an education school. At present time (autumn 2016) the University Library is working on reconstructing the collection based on the handwritten catalogue. The books will then be placed in locked, climate-controlled storage at the Psychology and Law Library.

For more information, contact Elisabeth Sverdrup or Marianne Kaldager

The Indigenous Peoples room

The culture and social sciences library includes a designated room, that holds the indigenous peoples collection and the Gajdušek collection. The room is situated on the top (2nd) floor of the library, in the south west corner.

  • The indigenous peoples collection contains publications on the Sami and other indigenous peoples, and Sami publications.
  • The Gajdušek collection is a collection of books donated by professor Gajdušek to the library.

For more information, contact Erlend Hagan, subject librarian for Sami and indigenous studies.

 

The Kolsrud collection

Church historian Oluf Kolsrud (1885–1945) was a professor at the University of Christiania/Oslo and an avid book collector. His particular interests were the fields of history, religion and linguistics. Kolsrud was proficient in a number of languages, among other Old Norse, Latin, Church Slavonic, Finnish, Sami, Russian and Polish. He methodically collected offprints of journal articles, religious pamphlets and local historical literature published in his contemporaneity, in addition to rare, antique works on, among other things, the reformation and church historical issues in several countries. In his late years he assumed the book collection of theologian Sigurd Odland, which mostly contains exegetical academic literature. After Kolsrud passed away the whole collection ended up in Northern Norway, specifically at The Central Library of Northern Norway in Tromsø. The public library in Tromsø still holds some of Kolsrud's books, but after the establishment of The University Library in the 1970s, the majority of the documents were and still are, located here. The Kolsrud and Odland collections are now catalogued and are located in a separate, climate controlled room at the Psychology and Law library. Documents from the collections can be requested for use at the library. From Autumn 2016 it will also be possible to request digital copies from the collections.

For more information, contact Marianne Kaldager.


Can’t find the literature you’re looking for? Unsure which database to search in? Do you need help to find your way round the library? Feel free to ask us for help or guidance.

We are experts when it comes to literature searches and we will be happy to help you.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the staff at the desk. You can also ring us or send an e-mail. We are here to help you. You are welcome to contact your subject contact if you have questions relating to your subject.

Find the subject contact for your subject

 

You can also reach us by e-mail: postmottak@ub.uit.no


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