Scholarly databases

Databases with scientific content

A regular Google search gives you access to around 4% of everything on the Internet. Using these databases gives you access to a little bit more.

JSTOR is a growing digital library of academic journals, books and primary sources. Articles and books can be read online, downloaded and shared with others. Search and research help can be found in the JSTOR LibGuiddes, the JSTOR student support page and in our JSTOR Workspace video.

Login info can be found on Its learning - BKS Elever - Ressurser - Biblioteket - "Innloggingsinfo JSTOR".

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

DOAJ, Directory of Open Access Journals, is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to full text articles from high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. Articles can be read online or downloaded as pdf's.

Norskspråklege tidsskrift på DOAJ.

Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 5,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

NORA provides access to research material from all Norwegian open access research archives. About 50% of the material is available in Norwegian, the rest is mostly in English.

CORE - CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public.

World Digital Library - WDL is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress. The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures. The WDL makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures and significant historical documents on one site, in a variety of ways. Content on the WDL includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs, sound recordings, and films.

JURN - Search millions of free academic articles, chapters and theses.

British Library Online Resources - Unique collection items and expert commentary related to History, English and Citizenship.

Oria is a search engine that allows you to search in the Norwegian academic libraries' resources, books, articles, journals, music, films and electronic resources etc. You can search in all institutions or choose one institution. You can use your ordinary library card at the University libraries.

Nettbiblioteket - Nasjonalbiblioteket gir alle brukere med norsk IP-adresse tilgang til fulltekstversjonen av mange norske bøker og eldre avisutgåver. Ein del av materialet er også tilgjengeleg for alle utanfor landet, noko er tilgjengeleg på norske bibliotek, inkludert skolebiblioteket. Ein del av materialet er dessverre berre tilgjengelig i Nasjonalbiblioteket sin lokale.