As a UiS student you can access literature through different sources available from the University Library.
Remember that to have access, you need to be logged into the UiS network. If you are working from outside campus, you need to log in through a proxy server. For further information, visit the library's pages for Remote access.
Oria is the University Library's main search engine. Here you can find books, articles, journals, music, movies and electronic resources available at the library. If there is something you cannot find, please contact the library. By logging into your account, you can also view and renew your loans.
An academic database is a searchable collection of journal articles, reports and other information. The University Library subscribes to many relevant databases that students and staff at UiS can access.
Check out the complete list of all relevant Science and Technology databases available to you from the University Library.
Old Master's theses
In Google Scholar you can search for articles, books, abstracts or even theses. Some of the sources you find are available through databases provided by the University Library and can be downloaded in full text directly from the site.
Identify key concepts and alternative keywords
Check out Planning your search for more information on identifying key concepts and keywords.
1. Phrase search
|"nanotechnology in medicine"||Use quotation marks to search on a phrase|
2. Boolean operators
|AND||Used to combine keywords
e.g. nanotechnology AND medicine
Returns hits where both words "nanotechnology" and "medicine" are included.
e.g. nanotechnology OR medicine
Returns hits where either "nanotechnology" or "medicine" are included.
Used to exclude words from a search
e.g. nanotechnology NOT medicine
Removes hits where "medicine" is included.
Truncation and wildcard
Using a truncation symbol will return searches for different endings,
The truncation symbol can vary for different databases (*, !, ?, $)
Using a wildcard symbol is useful when you want to include both British and American spellings, such as
Too many results?
If your search returns too many results, narrow your search by:
Too few results?
If your search returns too few results, expand your search by:
Databases are different from