Come celebrate with us!

Join us for the inauguration of the library’s newly renovated ground floor near the lecture halls at Berzelius väg 3 (popularly known as BZ).
We’ll be offering refreshments as well as a surprise from “a galaxy far far away”.
When: Wenesday 25/4, 10.00
Where: library entrance, Solna campus

Opening hours during Easter

Easter is coming closer and that means some changes in the Library opening hours. On  Holy Thursday we close at 5 pm. From Good Friday until Easter Monday the Llibrary is closed, both in Solna and Huddinge. More information about our Holiday opening hours.

Happy Easter!


Spring exhibition 2012

Come and watch arts and crafts designed by KI staff.

The Vernissage is held at noon (12 pm) the 20th of March at the University Library in Huddinge. The exhibition can be seen between 20-30 March.

The KI shuttle between Solna and Huddinge stops right outside the Library where the exhibition is held.

Warmly Welcome!

600 new e-books!

This week it's the international "Read an E-book Week", and we are celebrating by giving students and staff at KI access to over 600 new e-books.

We have bought Informa Healthcare Online Books Complete Collection which consists of over 600 e-books with a very broad coverage of the medical field. As an example, click on the links to see the titles available for the following subject areas: dermatology, toxicology and neurology.

To find the e-books from Informa Healthcare you can either go to our e-book webpage or to our library catalogue MIKS.  

If you are having problems with the e-books you can chat with our e-media support or send us an email to emedia.ub@ki.se.

Get inspired by a professor

The successful seminar series 'Get inspired by a professor' continues this spring. The lectures take place on Thursdays 12.15-12.45 in the library at Huddinge Campus. Sandwiches and drinks will be served on a first come, first served basis.

The list of seminars will be updated with the topic for each lecturer.

Some of the seminars will be held in Swedish, and some in English. Here is a list of the seminars with English titles, so far.

  • 9 February: Our common future - Reflections of a health systems researcher, Göran Tomson, Professor of International Health Systems and Policy Research at the Department of Public Health Sciences.
  • 16 February: Selenium - from Berzelius to current research on selenoproteins, Elias Arnér, Professor of Biochemistry, with a special focus on selenoproteins at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics.
  • 1 March: Genes, lifestyle and rheumatic diseases , Lars Klareskog, Professor of Reumatology at the Department of Medicine.
  • 15 March: Hearing Loss and Tinnitus - From Molecule to Society, Barbara Canlon, Professor of Hearing Physiology at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.

If you missed the autumn semester 2011 lectures you can view them on YouTube:

Try the Scopus app: SciVerse Scopus Alerts

One of our new databases for 2012 is Scopus, a comprehensive scientific, medical, technical and social science database.  If you have a smart phone and want to use it to get access to Scopus, we recommend that you download the database app, SciVerse Scopus Alerts.

Before you download the app you have to create a personal account in Scopus. Instructions for creating an account in Scopus:

  1. Go to our list of databases, click on Scopus.
  2. Create an account by clicking “Register” at the top right of the page.
  3. Fill in the form – and  it’s important that you type in you KI e-mail when asked for an e-mail address.

Now you are ready to go to App Store or Android Market  on your mobile to download the app. Once that is done, you can:

•    Search across thousands of scholarly journals from more than 5000 international publisher
•    Save the important articles in one place for easy look-up
•    Set up and review email alerts for your favorite searches
•    Set up email alerts for when an author cites a particular article
•    Annotate articles with your own notes and share article links through email or twitter.

Scopus and HEED - two new databases

We have made some changes to our database selection for 2012. Two new databases have been added (Scopus and HEED) and two databases are no longer available (AMED and Derwent).

  • Scopus is a comprehensive scientific, medical, technical and social science database. Scopus  gives you access to nearly 19 500 titles from  aprox. 5 000 publishers, 18 500 peer-reviewed journals (including open access journals), conference proceedings and a very large amount of  patent records. For more detailed information about the content of Scopus go to the Content Coverage Guide.

  •   HEED – Health Economic Evaluation Database – contains information on studies of cost-effectiveness and other forms of economic evaluation of medicines and other treatments and medical interventions.

AMED and Derwent are no longer available due to several years of declining use.
However, the major part of the content in AMED is also available in Scopus. So if you are looking for information on alternative medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation and  palliativ care - try  Scopus!

Explore all the databases in our list of databases.

Renovations in BZ building in Solna

During December 12 to January 29 the student spaces in BZ in Solna will be renovated. This includes the library.

The library will for example get better lighting and a new roof. Part of the library’s entrance level will be closed off with a temporary passageway.

The library will be open, and all our services will be available. Ask someone from our staff if you have any questions.

New editions of medical standard textbooks in Access Medicine

The latest update of Access Medicine consists of 68 new titles, among them several new editions of medical standard textbooks, for example: CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2012, Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology, 23e and Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12e.

The new update also includes some new features. For example you can:
• Download chapters in different formats to your hand held devices (ie smartphones or iPads)
• Download the books to your computer for offline reading.

Call for art objects for SPRING EXHIBITION 2012

SPRING EXHIBITION 2012 shows art and handicraft objects by KI staff, and will be arranged at the University Library in Huddinge (Alfred Nobels allé 8) 20-30 March 2012.

Art objects must not be older than 3 years. Interested in showing your work? Please contact  Rimma.Axelsson@ki.se before13 February 2012