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Nowadays most international journal articles are searchable and readable online, as are many Swedish daily newspaper articles. You can find Swedish journal articles in print at the University Library. Most of our journals are in storage and must be requested in advance. A smaller selection of journals are placed on our entrance floor.

Our search service LUBsearch contains a large number of international scholarly articles. It is freely searchable for everyone. You can read the articles on the University Library’s computers. Outside the university network they are only accessible to students and employees.

Search articles in LUBsearch

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.

Choose database in our database list

How to find Swedish articles

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

  • Artikelsök (available at Lund University) – journal articles and a small number of daily newspaper articles.
  • Retriever Research (Mediearkivet) (available at Lund University) – 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 Swedish database in our database list

How to find 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 available on microfilm but are usually not indexed by subject. 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

The Reference Collection

How to request articles

You often have to request articles in advance

Go to our catalogue LUBcat and request the journal/magazine by year or issue. The article itself is not searchable in LUBcat. 

Read more about requesting a newspaper article

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. We will send you a link to a PDF file 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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