University of Bergen Library

Scandinavian Studies

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Scandinavian Studies includes Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Icelandic and Old Norse. The university library provides access to a wide selection of books, theses, articles and other types of material, in printed or electronic form. These can be found by using our search engine Oria (see search box further up). If you can't find the book you need, you may suggest it for purchase.

Use the Library from home

Start at the University of Bergen Library homepage.

Search the library catalogue Oria as usual. If you experience problems with access, you have to connect to the UiB-network using VPN. Still problems? Send an email, and we will help you. 


Where to find the books at the Library of Humanities

Nordisk linguistics                   439.5 to 439.8          2. floor (book tower)
Nordisk literary science          839.5 to 839.82        1. floor (book tower)

Norwegian                                 S 1 to S 4                    5. floor (book tower)
Danish, Faroese, Icelandic     S 5 to 8                       5. floor (book tower)
Swedish                                       S 9 to S 10                 5. floor (book tower)
Old Norse
- language                                  439.6                           2. floor (book tower)
- literature                                   839.6                           1. floor (book tower)

Journals                                                                             Must be ordered from the catalogue
See also Older texts                 H                                   4. floor (book tower)






Project MUSE - Interdisciplinary database 

JSTOR - Journal database - more than 1000 journals

ProQuest Dissertations - Dissertations and master's theses

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center

Subject search

Search using HUMORD

Selected databases

Littforsk - Bibliography of Norwegian research in literature A database containing references to research on literature published primary in Norway, including books, theses, and articles from books and journals. Operated by the National Library of Norway. 

Bibliography of the Swedish History of Literature A database of books and articles within the fields of Swedish literary science and history of Swedish literature developed by Uppsala University Library and now a sub-database of the national catalog LIBRIS.  En database med referanser til bøker og artikler innen svensk litteraturvitenskap og litteraturhistorie. Utviklet av Uppsala universitetsbibliotek, inngår nå i den nasjonale katalogen LIBRIS.

DLB - Bibliography of Danish Literary History The main bibliography in the fields of Danish literary science and history of Danish literature. Operated by the Royal Library in Denmark.

MLA - Modern Language Association International Bibliography A classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Operated by the Modern Language Association of America.

You can also check if the journal is listed  NSD`s list. There are various online listings of predatory publishing channels - such as Bealls blacklist.


If you find yourself stuck on a library related question, you may request an appointment for guidance ('Order a librarian'). We are happy to visit research groups or other groups in need of an update on our services. Please find the contact address at the bottom of this page. We (in cooperation with other specialists at the university library) will be able to answer questions regarding:

  • An overview of relevant databases and platforms with their respective strengths and weaknesses
  • Use of thesauri and controlled vocabularies in the databases
  • The use of search builders/command searchinng
  • How to document your searches
  • Exhaustive and precise searching
  • Finding and using e-books
  • Citing correctly
  • EndNote
  • Copyrights and publishing
  • Publication fees and funding
  • Analysing scientific literature using bibliometric methods
  • Measuring citations - methods and use for evaluation purposes
  • The national system for registering, evaluating and reporting of research and research documentation (CRIstin)