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Academic Search Premier
Provides abstracts, indexes and full text articles in many academic areas.
User guide - Academic Search Premier

ACM Digital Library
A full text collection of journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books within the subjects computer science, information technology and telecommunications.
User guide - ACM Digital Library

Allmusic
Database on music. All genres. Free access.

Amed
Collection of citations and full text: alternative medicine, physiotherapy/ physical therapy, occupational therapy, palliative treatment, logopedics/ speech therapy, rehabilitation and pediatrics. 

Anatomy.tv
Interactive 3D-models of the human anatomy.

Arbeidsrett.no (log in with your HiOA-username and password)
Updated commentary to the Norwegian Working Environment Act.

Arbline
References to books, reports, conference papers and articles on employment, working environment and labour market. Free access.

ARTbibliographies Modern  
Covers modern art, contemporary art, photography and installation art.

Article First
Business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology and popular culture. 

Artikkelbasen (previously known as Arkdok)
References to articles on Norwegian architecture.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index  
Covers world leading journals on nature science, social science and the humanities.
User guide - Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Atekst  
Articles from Norwegian, Swedish and Danish newspapers. 

Aviskatalogen
Information on Norwegian newspapers. Free access.

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BHA and RILA
BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art) and RILA (Répertoire de la littérature de l'art) are citation databases about the history of art. they are searchable together and covers material published between 1975 and 2007. Free access.

Bibbi
Norwegian bibliographic database from Biblioteksentralen. Free access.

Bibliografi over norsk litteraturforskning
References to Norwegian literature after 1500, literary critique and theory. In Norwegian only. Free access.

Bibliotek.dk
Holdings of Danish libraries. Free access.

Biblioteksøk (Library Search)
Library Search is a national information retrieval technology that contains books, electronic publications, audiobooks, sheet music and more from Norwegian libraries. Library Search indicates which library owns each of the objects you retrieve. Free access.

Biomed Central
Open access to research articles on medicine and biology. Free access.

BMJ Best Practice
A care tool from BMJ Evidence Centre designed to support clinicians in their decision making from diagnosis to treatment.

British Library Public Catalogue
Find information on books and other documents in the British Library's collections. Free access.

Business Source Elite
Full text articles on business. 

Byggforskserien
Provides solutions and recommendations for the planning, design, construction and management in the construction industry.

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Cambridge Books online
Electronic books (ebooks) that you can download or read on your computer. Covering art, drama and politics. The book chapters can be downloaded as PDF files.

Cambridge University Press
Cambridge Journals contains approx. 250 titles, covering a number of different academic disciplines.

Campbell Collaboration Library
Systematic reviews of studies of the effects of policies and practices in crime & justice, education, methods and social welfare. Free access.

Cinahl
Articles, books and reports primarily focussing on nursing and allied health. Appx. 600 of 3000 journals are available in full text. Other subject areas covered are: biomedicine, physiotherapy and ergonomics. Particularly strong on qualitative research.
User guide - Cinahl |  Video guide - Cinahl

Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons
Guide containing more than 1700 articles on drugs and poisons.

Clinical Evidence
International source of evidence on the effects of common clinical interventions. Free access.

Cochrane Library
Collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Free access in Norway.

The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
Covering most aspects of computer science. Free access.

Compendex (Engineering Village)
Comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research. Knovel is also available via this link.

Copac
Access to the catalogues of UK and Irish academic and National libraries. Free access.

CRD databases
3 databases on health and economic: DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects), NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and Health Technology Assessment (HTA). Free access.

CRIStin (Current Research Information System in Norway)  
Cristin is a system for documenting research results, information and academic activities in Norway. Free access.

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Database of Statistics on Higher Education (DBH)
Data on a broad range of topics in the sector of higher education and research in Norway. Free access.

Dawson  era  (to see HiOAs e-books: unclick the box "Show unowned content" and update)
Access to ebooks in all subjects. You can read ebooks online or download the ebooks to your own computer/tablet and borrow them for 3 days. The book will disappear when the loan period is over. 

Den danske forskningsdatabase (DEF)
Provides access to search publications and research results from Danish Universities. Free access.

Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI) 
References to design, crafts and applied arts. 

Diktregisteret
Find references to mainly Norwegian poems. Free access.

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
Access to quality controlled Open Access Journals (scientific and scholarly). Free access.

Looking for a dictionary? Information on Ordnett under O.

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Ebook Central / Ebook Library (log in with HiOA-username and password)
Electronic books (ebooks) that you can download or read on your computer or mobile device. 
User guide - Ebook Central

E-book Collection (via EBSCOhost)
Electronic books (ebooks) that you can download or read on your computer or mobile device. 

EBSCOhost
Offers a variety of proprietary full text databases:  Academic Search PremierBusiness Source EliteCinahlE-book CollectionEconLit, Educational Source, ERICFood Science SourceGreenFILELibrary Information Science & Technology (LISTA)MathSciNetMedlineSocINDEX and  SPORTDiscus.

EconLit
References to articles, books, reports, chapters and so on related to economics. The database contains more than 785,000 records.
User guide - EconLit

Educational Source
References and full text to education articles. Covers all levels of education - from early childhood to higher education - as well as all educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

Eikon
Thomson Reuters Eikon replaces Datastream. Eikon covers a combination of information, analytics and news on all the major financial markets.
User guide - Eikon | Access to three PC's at the PC-lab, Library P35

Elsevier (ScienceDirect)
Ebooks. Mainly science and health information. Without DRM. You can therefore read the ebooks online or download them to a mobile device or a PC.

Embase
References to articles, books and conference reports in medicine and pharmacology.

Emerald
Access to full text journals in library & information services, management, engineering, applied science and technology journals.

Emner i skjønnlitteraturen
100 subjects within the elementary and secondary school literature. In Norwegian only.

Engineering Village
Platform that covers the databases Knovel and Compendex. Comprehensive databases of engineering research.

Epistemonikos
A collaborative, multilingual database of research evidence and knowledge translation products. Epistemonikos is systematically searching electronic databases and other sources for relevant systematic reviews and overviews of reviews. Epistemonikos is not a comprehensive database of health research, it only includes primary studies that have been included in a systematic review. Free access.

ERIC (via EBSCOhost)
Full text documents from the Educational Resource Information Center. 
User guide - ERIC

ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)
Full text documents from the Educational Resource Information Center. Free access.

Essential Science Indicators 
A unique compilation of performance statistics and trends extrapolated from counts of articles published in scholarly journals and the citations to those articles. The module indicates the leading contributors within different subjects, whether it’s scientists, institutions or publishers.

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Fagarkivet
Contains a selection of the student papers and other academic work produced at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Free access.

Felleskatalogen
Medicines in the Norwegian market. In Norwegian only. Free access.

Food Science Source  
Full text coverage for more than 1400 journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications, all directly dealing with food-related issues. 

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Google Books
Google's collection of digitized books. Free access.

GreenFILE
References to literature on environmental issues. 

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Looking for Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients? Information under the letter P.

Helsebiblioteket
Gathered information on health. HiOA has 6 databases via Helsebiblioteket:  Amed, BMJ Best Practice, EmbaseMedlineProQuestPsycINFO and  UpToDate

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Ibsen bibliography
Bibliography and catalogue of documents by and on Henrik Ibsen at the Centre for Ibsen studies. Free access.

Idunn
Norwegian journals in full text. Subjects: law, education, health sciences, social sciences, economy and science.

IEEE Xplore
Full text documents on engineering.
A tool created to evaluate and compare scholarly journals and their influence within different subject fields. The JCR module contains journals and conference proceedings from more than 3300 publishers in over 60 countries.

Index translationum
A list of books translated in the world, i.e. an international bibliography of translations.
  Internet Archive
A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Free access.

Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
References to more than 15 million movies and TV shows. Free access.

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Journal Citation Reports
Tools for statistical analysis of scientific journals influence (impact factor) based on citation rate for 7500 journals in the Web of Knowledge databases.
User guide - Journal Citation Reports

JSTOR
Archive of a selection of academic journals and other scholarly content.

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KF Infoserie
Information on Norwegian local government and county municipality. In Norwegian only. 
Log in user guide in Norwegian | Access only at campus Pilestredet 

Knovel
Full text database of scientific and engineering handbooks and other reference works. Knovel is also available through Engineering Village (you can also search in Compendex via Engineering Village).

Konkdok? Look for Norske arkitektkonkurranser under N (previously known as Konkdok). 

Kunstbib
References to journal articles, books, book chapters, catalogues. Covering Norwegian art, theory of art, foreign art (documents by Norwegians) applied art and residential buildings architecture. Free access.

KVK
More than 500 million books and serials in library and book trade catalogues worldwide. Free access.

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Legatsiden
Information on Norwegian and foreign subsidies. In Norwegian only. Free access.

Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
References to journals, books and such within library science and information technology.
User guide - LISTA 

Library & Information Science Source
References and full text for more than 460 journals, books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage librarianship, classification, cataloguing, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and library history.
User guide - Library & Information Science Source 

Library of Congress
The online catalogue of the world's largest library. Free access.

Library Press Display
Access to a variety of newspapers from around the world. In addition to reading the newspapers on a daily base, the editions will be available for 60 days. Approx. 2200 newspapers from 58 countries are included. For example Dagbladet, Aftenposten, USA Today, Daily Mail, Le Monde, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal Europe and Berlingske Tidene.

LIBRIS
Sweden's national library system. Free access.

Lippincott Full Text
Journals in full text on medicine, health sciences, social sciences and science.

Littforsk
References to books, post-graduate theses, articles from books, annuals and journals, forewords and afterwords in works of fiction - mainly published in Norway, some published abroad. Free access.

Lovdata - free version
Covers the Norwegian primary legal sources.

Lovdata Pro - expert version for employees
Covers the Norwegian primary legal Sources. Employees must create a personal profile. Contact  lsb-digitalt@hioa.no for access. 

Lovdata Pro - expert version for students
Covers the Norwegian primary legal sources in addition to international sources of law such as the EU/EEA. 

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MarketLine
Global business information. Industry profiles, company profiles and SWOT analysis, country analysis and statistics, company news, case studies and financial deals. Covers 30000+ companies within 3500+ major industries in more than 215 countries worldwide.
User guide - MarketLine

Martindale? Go to Micromedex and Martindale.

Material ConneXion
International materials database covering appx. 6000 materials. A key resource for materials research and development and a useful tool in design, industrial development and economics.
Please note that it doesn't display well with Internet Explorer 10. Use of another web browser is recommended.

Materia
Free materials database aimed at design and product development. 

Maternity and Infant Care
Clinical medicine and nursing: obstetrics, gynaecology, midwifery, pregnancy, delivery, birth, maternal/child, post-natal period and pediatric nursing.
User guide - Maternity and Infant Care 

MathSciNet
Reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.
User guide - MathSciNet 
 
MathSciNet (via EBSCOhost)
Reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.

Medline (via EBSCOhost)
References to articles in medicine, health sciences and nursing.

Medline (via Helsebiblioteket/OVID)
References to articles in medicine, health sciences and nursing.

Medline (Pubmed)
Free version of Medline. Almost identical to Medline, with some additional resources, i.a. resources not yet available in Medline and manuscripts from researchers at National Institute of Medicine. References, citations and abstracts. Free access.

Medline (Web of Science)
References to articles in medicine, health sciences and nursing.
User guide - Medline (Web of Science) 

Micromedex and Martindale
Evidence based information. This includes information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine.

MLA International Bibliography
Subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.

MyiLibrary
Electronic books (ebooks). 

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NBER Working Papers
Working papers from National Bureau of Economic Research. The renowned, independent research institution emphasizes research that can contribute to greater understanding of economics.

NCBI
Provides access to biomedical and genomic information. Free access.

NEL (Norsk Elektronisk Legehåndbok)
A Norwegian medical reference source for physicians and other health professionals.

Netpunkt.dk
Gives access to databases and other services for libraries. The subscription can only be used by the library.

NORA
Norwegian Open Research Archives. Free access.

Norart
References to articles from 450 Norwegian periodicals and yearbooks. Mostly from 1980 - . Free access.
User guide - Norart

Norbok
References to books, pamphlets, serial monographs, maps, electronic documents (including ebooks), talking books (1992-) published in Norway in any language. Database last updated 1.1.2011. Free access.

Nordic base of Early Childhood Education and Care (NB-ECEC)
Gathers new, quality-assured Scandinavian research on 0-6 year-old children in early childhood education and care. This database is for all who are interested in pedagogy and in the development of the daycare area. Free access.

Nordicom
Nordic knowledge centre for the area of media and communication research. Free access.

Nordiskt BDI-index
Nordic database containing literature on libraries, documentation and information. Free access.

Norges kommunekalender
Detailed information about Norwegian local government and suppliers to the public sector. In Norwegian. 
Access: Find  Norges Kommunekalender and Log on with FEIDE to find access information.

Norper
References to journals, annuals, monographic series, annual reports and newspapers published in Norway. Free access.

Norsk legemiddelhåndbok
Norwegian reference book on pharmaceutics. Free access.

Norske arkitektkonkurranser (previously known as Konkdok)
Information on competitions in Norwegian architecture. 

Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD)
Archive for research data. Provides data to researchers and students in Norway and abroad. Free access.

Norwegian standard? Look for Standard Norge under  S.

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OAIster
Contains records of digital resources from open archive collections worldwide. All subjects. Free access.

ODA
Open Digital Archive at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. Contains a selection of the articles, book chapters and master theses produced at the university college. Free access.

OECD iLibrary
OECD's online library for books, papers and statistics in full text and the gateway to OECD's analysis and data.

OpenDOAR
Information on Open Access archives worldwide. Free access.

OpenGrey
References to grey literature in Europe. Examples of grey literature include technical or research reports, doctoral dissertations, some conference papers, some official publications, and other types of grey literature. Free access.

Ordnett.no
Digital dictionaries with access to 6 languages (Norwegian, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish) and within the subjects technology, economy and medicine.

ORIA
A joint search portal that covers material found in Norwegian academic and research libraries. Free access.

OTseeker
Australian "evidence based" database on occupational therapy. Free access.

OVID Nursing Database - Problems with the access. Helsebiblioteket are working on a solution. 
References to articles on nursing. Ovid Nursing Full Text Plus includes information from Journals@Ovid and Medline.

Oxford English Dictionary
A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world.
User guide - Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Journals
Full text articles from over 300 journals within various subject areas.

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PEDro
Australian "evidence based" database on physiotherapy. Free access.
User guide - PEDro

PFU-basen
Ethical cases in Norwegian newspapers. In Norwegian only. Free access.

Pharmaceutical Excipients
A comprehensive guide to the uses, properties and safety of pharmaceutical excipients.

Looking for Library Pressdisplay? See L.

ProQuest
Full text articles on medicine, health sciences, health management, nursing and psychology. 

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global
Comprehensive collection of full text dissertations and theses within most subjects.

PsycArticles (via Helsebiblioteket)
A full text database of journals published by APA and other publishers in subject areas such as applied psychology, health, theory, research, social/personality and more. Free access.

PsycBITE
Database that catalogues studies of cognitive, behavioural and other treatments for psychological problems and issues occurring as a consequence of acquired brain impairment (ABI). Free access.

PsycINFO
References and abstracts in psychology. From 2000- .

PubMed
Free version of Medline. Citations for Biomedical articles from Medline and life science journals. Citations may include links to full text articles. Free access.
User guide - PubMed

PubMed Central (PMC)
Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Free access.
User guide - PubMed Central 

PubPsych
Open database that aggregates metadata records on psychological literature, tests, research data and treatment programs from European and American scientific information producers. Free access.

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RePEc / IDEAS
The largest free bibliographic database on economics. Based on volunteer work. Contains working papers and articles. Free access.

Retriever? See ATEKST.

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Sage
Full text articles from a selection of journals in social sciences, humanities, medicine, engineering and life sciences. Alerts etc. via  My Tools
User guide - Sage

Samteater
Information about theatrical performances at Nationaltheatret, Det Norske teatret, Den Nationale scene, Oslo nye teater and others. This database is not being updated for the time being. The last update was 2000-5-13. Free access.

Sangindex
Search for Norwegian songs. Free access.
User guide - Sangindex

Science Citation Index Expanded  
Index and cited references to the journal literature of the sciences. From 1900 -
User guide - Science Citation Index Expanded

ScienceDirect
Selection of full text literature in science, medicine and technics, social sciences and humanities. Also includes access to ebooks.
User guide - ScienceDirect

SciFinder
Bibliographic database covering Chemical Abstracts, CAS Registry file and Medline. Please note that this resource require users to set up a personal account. Go to the registration page to create your account.
User guide - SciFinder |   Off campus  registration - SciFinder

Scopus
Large bibliographic database, covering approximately 20 000 academic journals.

Social Care Online
Database on social care information. Free access.

Social Sciences Citation Index  
Index to the journal literature of the social sciences.
User guide - Social Sciences Citation Index

SocINDEX
References and abstracts to articles on sociology. 

SPORTDiscus
Full text journals for sports and sports medicine.
User guide - SPORTDiscus

Springer
Extensive database from academic publisher Springer providing access to scientific ebooks and journals. The emphasis is on science, and examples of HiOA subjects covered are medicine, engineering, design, business and management, and education. Appx. 1200 books and 2400 journal titles.

SSRN (Social Science Research Network)
Open access database on social science. Abstracts and articles in full text. Free access.

Standard.no
Standard.no contains standards from Standards Norway (SN), the Norwegian Electrotechnical Committee (NEK) and The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom). They develop standards in most areas of the society. 

  • You can read and download standards (PDF-files) through HiOAs subscription
  • The standards are saved on your computer for 30 days 
  • To ensure the use of updated and valid standards, you must download them again after 30 days
  • Downloading is best compatible with Windows and Adobe. Blank pages while using Mac? Save locally and open in Adobe. Not compatible with Linux

We recommend using electronic standards, as you then know you have the latest, valid version. Students and employees can also buy printouts. Create your own account at Standard Norge,  click here for a discount code and user guide (in Norwegian). 

STATA
Software for statistical analysis and presentation, simulations. Access on two PC's at the PC-lab, Library P35.

Stylepark Material
International platform for architecture and design. Free access.

SveMed+
References to Nordic articles in medicine, heath sciences and nursing. Mostly from 2001-. Free access.

SwePub
References and some full text to academic publications at Swedish universities and university colleges. Search among scholarly articles, conference papers, dissertations etc. Free access.

Sykepleiehåndboka
Only available to students at HiOA. Login with Feide in the upper right corner. A knowledge-based nursing manual - only in Norwegian.

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Taylor & Francis
Full text articles from a selection of journals. Within most subjects.

Taylor & Francis - e-books
Approximately 900 titles in subject areas such as social work, politics, management, economics and engineering.

Teacher Reference Center (TRC)
Journals and books within the science of education. Some links to full text. Free access.

Trip
Trip is an evidence based search engine that collects information from Medline, Clinical Evidence, Evidence Based Medicine among others. Choose between documents in clinical questions, systematic reviews and guidelines. It’s also possible to use the search field as a PICO-form.

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UpToDate (via Helsebiblioteket) 
Evidence-based, physician-authored clinical knowledge resource. Covers over 10.000 clinical topics. Updated regularly.

Utdanning.no
National common gateway that provides access to education, career and learning. Free access.

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Virksomme ord
Selection of political speeches in Norway from 1814 - . Free access.

Den virtuella floran
A handbook of plants from the The Swedish Museum of Natural History. You can search in English, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and German. Free access.

VOCEDplus
Research database for tertiary education, especially as it relates to workforce needs, skills development, and social inclusion. It encompasses vocational education and training (VET), higher education, adult and community education, informal learning, and VET in Schools. It is international in scope and contains over 44,000 English language records, many with links to full text documents. Free access.

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Web of Science 
Contains information from scientific journals. HiOA subscribes to  Science Citation Index ExpandedSocial Science Citation IndexArts & Humanities Citation Index,   Journal Citation Report and  Medline.

WHOLIS (WHO Library Database)
Index to all WHO publications, 1948 - . References to articles from WHO journals, 1985- . Full text technical reports, 1986- . Free access.
User guide - WHOLIS

Wiley InterScience
Access to a selection of articles and online books within most subjects.

WorldCat
The world's largest network of library-based content and services. Free access.

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