Databases & e-resources
If you have a disability, you may use Legimus to download and read talking books in your computer or smartphone. To download talking books you first need to get a user account, which the university library can set up for you. Our librarians will also give you an introduction to how to use Legimus. Legimus is hosted by MTM, a Swedish government agency for accessible media.
Literature updating service that quickly discovers, and provides access to, new research.
Svenska skrivregler (2017, fourth edition) from Svenska språkrådet contains rules and guidelines for writing texts in Swedish.
Search three dictionaries by The Swedish Academy—SAOL, SO och SAOB—at once.
Swedish MeSH (Svensk MeSH) may be of help if you need to find or translate medical search terms from Swedish to English, and vice versa. Swedish MeSH is a translation of MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), an English controlled vocabulary thesaurus produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NLM.
Medical dictionary in English. Some entries are illustrated.
English encyclopedia and dictionary.
English dictionary and thesaurus. Also contains articles about grammar and quizzes.
Dictionary that supports translation between Swedish and several different languages, including special lexicons such as a Swedish <> English Medical Dictionary and a Swedish <> English Technical Dictionary.
Provides information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of academic philosophy.
General knowledge English-language encyclopedia founded in the 18th century. Contains articles, images, videos and biographies.
Basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, geography, international relations, etc, of all the countries in the world.
Anatomical 3D models, cross sections, MRI images and 3D moving images of muscles and bones.
Information about reported potential side effects of medicinal products. VigiAccess was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015 to provide public access to information in VigiBase, the WHO global pharmacovigilance database.
Facts about countries world wide, maps, flags and more (in Swedish only).
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) collects, compiles and disseminates statistics in several subject areas. The website lists the databases provided by the UN in economic, financial, demographic and social statistics.
Patents, patent applications and trademarks in the United States of America.
UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Statistical Database contains a wide range of statistics data.
Clinical search engine with references to journal articles, practice guidelines and other literature to support evidence-based practice. Provides a search interface option that helps you formulate your search question in accordance with the PICO model (Population Intervention Comparison Outcome).
Recent developments in synthetic organic chemistry. Produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKR) provides Swedish city and regional statistics (in Swedish only).
Swedish patents, public patent applications and European patents (EP patents) validated in Sweden. Produced by the Swedish Intellectual Property Office (PRV).
Articles in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish in medicine, dentistry, health care, nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Searchable with Swedish or English MeSH-terms. Hosted by the University Library at Karolinska Institutet. Please note that, as of January 2020, the database is no longer updated.
The National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden (Socialstyrelsen) publishes statistics in the areas of health and medical care and social services. Mostly in Swedish, but via this link you'll find those of their statistical databases that are available in English. You can make your own tables, diagrams and maps.
References to articles in social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development.
Evidence-based practice in speech pathology.
The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) is a public-private partnership between academia and pharmaceutical companies that supports the discovery of new medicines through open source research. All data are made publicly available. Reagents are available either directly from SGC or from their commercial partners. The outputs from the consortium include proteins, crystal structures, chemical tool compounds and antibodies.
References, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. International patent information in chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering.
Statistics from Statistics Sweden (SCB) and several other Swedish government agencies.
Links to international statistics, listed by country.
Streaming psychotherapy videos in clinical training and education.
Videos covering every aspect of the research process and hundreds of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.
Funding opportunities and news about research policy and politics.
Image database from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
APA PsycTherapy, produced by the American Psychological Association, is a streaming service containing over 500 psychotherapy demonstration videos. PsycTherapy is intended for educational purposes.
The APA PsycArticles database contains full-text articles from more than 100 journals within behavioral science and related fields, published by the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, Hogrefe Publishing Group and the Educational Publishing Foundation from 1894 and onwards.
PTSDpubs, formerly known as PILOTS, contains international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychological effects of trauma. Coverage from 1871 and onwards.
Open archive and bibliography within the area of philosophy.
Evidence-based physiotherapy. Randomised trials, systematic reviews and guidelines evaluating physiotherapy interventions.
Knowledge database (in Swedish) produced by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen). Covers more than 300 rare diseases and diagnoses.
Our World in Data provides global research, data and statistics about e.g. health, education, violence, political power, human rights, war, poverty, humanity’s impact on the environment. Produced by University of Oxford and the non-profit organization Global Change Data Lab.
Evidence-based occupational therapy. Abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials.
An online catalogue of human genes and genetic disorders.
Statistical database with information about the member countries.
Economic evaluations of health and social care interventions between 1994 and March 2015. No longer updated.
Videos, TV and radio programmes from UR, BBC and others.
A gateway to resources from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, NCBI.
Literature updating service covering new developments in natural products chemistry. References to articles, conference proceedings, editorials and expert opinions.
Dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.
Clinical knowledge support system jointly developed by the Swedish regions. Contains national and regional recommendations (in Swedish only) regarding the diagnostics, treatment and follow up of a wide range of diseases. The development of the website is ongoing.
Manually-curated database of molecular interactions, molecular pathways, gene-disease associations, chemical metabolism and toxicity information. An integrated software for functional analysis of next generation sequencing, gene expression, CNV, metabolic, proteomics, microRNA, and screening data.
References to articles and government documents related to the Swedish health care system. The database covers the period 1663-1967.
International literature of sociology, social work, and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
References to literature in education, leadership and management from 1966 and onwards. Some full text freely available. Links to subcribed content for KI users.
Information on 300 000 periodicals of all types: academic and scholarly journals and e-journals with table of contents, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters and more.
APA PsycInfo contains references with abstracts to peer-reviewed literature in psychology and related fields such as psychiatry, medicine, physiology, sociology and linguistics from 1806 and onward.
References to journal articles within science with focus on biomedicine, from 1946 to present. MEDLINE is the premier bibliographic database of the NLM (National Library of Medicine) and the primary subset of PubMed.
Searchable online database of medical images, teaching cases and clinical topics, integrating images and textual metadata. More than 12 000 patient case scenarios and approximately 59 000 images.
Latin American and Caribbean health information. Journals, books, congresses and conferences annals, scientific and technical reports in Spanish and Portuguese.
Union catalogue for Swedish research libraries and many public libraries. Books, journals and electronic resources.
Librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Journals, books, research reports and proceedings.
Literature reports on safety measures, potential hazards and new legislation affecting workers in laboratories.
KI Publications is based on the Karolinska Institutet bibliometric database and contains scientific articles from 1995 and onwards from Web of Science and/or Medline that have at least one author linked to Karolinska Institutet and/or Region Stockholm. Recently published articles can also be found in Recent KI Publications which is updated weekly.
Articles, dissertations, theses and degree projects written at Karolinska Institutet.
Online access to digitized publications from WHO.
Decision support system for physicians and nurses with prescribing rights (in Swedish).
Interactive human anatomy.
References to materials, including journal articles, in the National Library of Medicine (earlier) Library of the Surgeon-General's Office published from the 1400s through 1960.
Impact factors and publishing trends for scientific journals.
Audiovisual presentations within the subjects of medicine, internal medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology, biotechnology, and drugs and their actions.
Full text of patents from around the world.
The Global Index Medicus complements and provides an extended perspective to databases such as PubMed. It is produced by and within low- and middle-income countries. The WHO regional offices make biomedical and public health literature available from Africa (AFRO), Americas (AMRO/PAHO), Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), Europe (EURO), South-East Asia (SEARO) and Western Pacific (WPRO). In addition to the general value of revealing this content to a wider audience, it is also important for the creation of systematic reviews.
Global Health Observatory provides health-related statistics of World Health Organisation’s (WHO) 194 Member States.
Information on scholarships and foundations.
Geographical data from Lantmäteriet, The Swedish Maritime Administration, The Geological Survey of Sweden and Statistics Sweden.
MedlinePlus Genetics (previously ”Genetics Home Reference”) describes the basics of human genetics and its effects on human health.
Public health statistics and data (in Swedish only).
Article recommendations from subject experts from around the world.
The Face of AIDS Film Archive is an online film archive consisting of almost 700 hours of documentary film material about the global HIV and AIDS epidemic.
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Statistics provided on European level.
The European Patent Register contains information on all European patents applications.
Statistics and data about academic publishing. Provides information about trends and the impact of publications, countries, institutions and individuals. Based on citation data from Web of Science.
90 million Swedish and international patent documents.
References to literature in education, leadership and management from 1966 and onwards. Some full text freely available.
Validated data on human impact of disasters and disaster-related economic damage estimates.
International collection of abstracts to dissertations and theses in for example medicine, psychology, chemistry and physics. Some full text freely available.
Multidisciplinary database with references to articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and monographs. The database includes altmetrics data and citation analysis. Many of the articles are available as open access.
Dental articles from 2005 and onwards published in 120 journals.
Biological, chemical and pharmacological data. Overviews of diseases, treatments & trends. Drug pipelines, patents, literature & conferences.
Data on diseases and opportunities for drug development within indications, drug profiles and data on clinical trials at various stages, biotechnology and medical device advances, patent information, IP opportunities, organizations associated with key patents, company information and profiles, conference reports, and drug regulatory data.
Cochrane Systematic Reviews, clinical trials (Cochrane Trials), other reviews (DARE), methods studies (Cochrane Methodology Register), Health Technological Assessment Database and NHS Economic Evaluations Database.
Registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world
Chemical structure database.
Information about chemical substances.
A search engine for journals that are peer reviewed, essays, books and articles within the scholarly world of universities, publishers and scientific organisations within different subject areas. Google Scholar does not have it's own subject heading list, therefore you do free text searches. Unlike the bibliographic databases, with Google Scholar you search in entire articles, not just title and abstract.
Literature reports on safety and health hazards surrounding chemicals encountered in chemical and related industries.
Cabell's Predatory Reports (formerly known as Cabell's blacklist) helps researchers identify questionable journals. Scientific journals are systematically evaluated on the basis of a number of criteria.
BrowZine gives you access to approximately 10 000 subscribed journals. Browse journal titles, read offline and collect favourite titles in your personal book shelf.
References to articles and books about working life, work environment and labour market. Arbetslivsinstitutet's reports in full text and some e-books.
Full text articles in anthropology from journals, newsletters and books. Majority of articles available to KI users.
3D anatomy atlas, videos, tutorials and self test bank.
Multidisciplinary database with citation indexes covering sciences, social sciences, medicine and technology.
Contains the entire Nationalencyklopedin in full text, including the National Encyclopedia Dictionary and Atlas.
Literature updating service with recent developments in analytical science.
Guidelines and patient information about hiv/AIDS.
The largest medical database with references to journal articles in medicine, nursing and odontology from the 1940s and onwards. Also includes biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioural sciences, chemical sciences and bioengineering.
CINAHL contains references to articles in journals, books and dissertations in nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and medicine.
A resource containing medical textbooks (e.g. Harrison’s Principles of Internal medicine and Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment), procedural videos, images, a selection of cases, a drug database and study tools.
Rights-cleared images (free to use for educational purposes in reports, papers and PPT presentations).