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Nowadays most international journal articles are searchable and readable online, as are many Swedish daily newspaper articles. Swedish journal articles can be found in print at the University Library. Most of our journals are in storage and must be requested in advance.

Our search service LUBsearch contains a large number of international scholarly articles and is freely searchable for everyone. You can read the articles on the University Library’s computers, but outside the University they are only accessible to students and employees. LUBsearch has either a direct link to the article text or to the box “LU Linker” which shows various ways to access the full text.

If you want to conduct a more in-depth article search within a subject, it may be preferable to use a dedicated subject database instead.

Swedish articles

You can search for Swedish articles in a small number of databases, including:

  • Artikelsök – journal articles and a small number of daily newspaper articles.
  • Retriever Research (Mediearkivet) – Articles in full text from daily newspapers and certain popular weekly publications and magazines.
  • LIBRIS – Humanities journal articles.
  • SwePub – Swedish published research articles, some in full text.

See also other subject databases A-Z.

Older articles

Older journal articles (up to the 1980s) are not always searchable electronically. To help you find these articles, you can use printed bibliographies in various subjects that list the relevant articles. They are available in the library’s Reference Collection.

Older daily newspaper articles (up to the 1990s) are usually not registered. If you do not have the exact date, you have to go through the relevant period of the newspaper on microfilm. Read more about finding daily newspapers. Some bibliographies of newspaper articles are available in the University Library’s reference collection. They mainly list reviews and articles on the arts:

  • Swedish press register 1880–1902 (1903–1911 as a pdf file)
  • Swedish dictionary of authors 1900–1975
  • Swedish newspaper articles 1953–1978

Requesting articles

If you know which article you need, and it is not available in electronic form, you can search for and request the journal (not the article) in our catalogue Lovisa.

As a student or employee of Lund University, you can order articles which are scanned from our scholarly journals free of charge in the LUBITO service. A link to a PDF file is sent by email the following weekday.

If the article is not available in Lund, students or employees can order an inter-library copy of the article via their faculty library:


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