Databases & e-resources

Visible Body Suite

Anatomical 3D models, cross sections, MRI images and 3D moving images of muscles and bones.

Clinical Impact

clinical impact® is a citation database covering research cited in clinical guidelines. The purpose of the database is to provide insight and make it possible to explore the impact of research on clinical practice by examining citations in clinical guidelines and similar documents published in order to give decision making support for health care.   

Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS)

SIS acts as project manager for Swedish efforts to develop standards. SIS strives to increase Sweden's influence on international collaboration and to ensure that best practices are shared and leveraged throughout Sweden.

All SIS' national and international standards are based on, developed through and quality-assured by the SIS standardization process. These standards are established within a broad range of industries and business sectors. 

Cambridge Structural Database

Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is a high-quality database of small molecule organic and metal-organic 3D crystal structures. You can access CDS in two ways:  WebCSD: Online access to the Cambridge Structural Database. WebCSD is free to all users.

Read by QxMD

Literature updating service that quickly discovers, and provides access to, new research.

Svenska skrivregler

Svenska skrivregler (2017, fourth edition) from Svenska språkrådet contains rules and guidelines for writing texts in Swedish.

Dictionaries by The Swedish Academy: SAOL, SO, SAOB (

Search three dictionaries by The Swedish Academy—SAOL, SO och SAOB—at once.

Swedish MeSH

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.

Stedman's Medical Dictionary

Medical dictionary in English. Some entries are illustrated.

Oxford Reference

English encyclopedia and dictionary.

Oxford Dictionary (Lexico)

English dictionary and thesaurus. Also contains articles about grammar and quizzes.

NE Dictionaries

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.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Provides information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of academic philosophy.

Britannica Academic (Encyclopedia Britannica)

General knowledge English-language encyclopedia founded in the 18th century. Contains articles, images, videos and biographies.

CIA World Factbook

Basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, geography, international relations, etc, of all the countries in the world.

Världens länder - NE

Facts about countries world wide, maps, flags and more (in Swedish only).

Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKR)

The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKR) provides Swedish city and regional statistics (in Swedish only).

Swedish Patent Database

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.

Statistical databases from the National Board of Health and Welfare

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.

Social Services Abstracts

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.

SGC Reagents & Resources

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.

CAS SciFinder-n

References, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. International patent information in chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering.

Statistics Sweden's statistical database

Statistics from Statistics Sweden (SCB) and several other Swedish government agencies.

SAGE Video - Counseling & Psychotherapy

Streaming psychotherapy videos in clinical training and education.


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.


Evidence-based physiotherapy. Randomised trials, systematic reviews and guidelines evaluating physiotherapy interventions.

NE Play

Videos, TV and radio programmes from UR, BBC and others.

Natural Medicines

Dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.

National clinical knowledge support system

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.

Medorg - Bibliography of the Swedish history of medicine

References to articles and government documents related to the Swedish health care system. The database covers the period 1663-1967.

Sociological Abstracts

International literature of sociology, social work, and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

ERIC (ProQuest)

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.


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. 

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Journals, books, research reports and proceedings.

KI Publications

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.

KI Open Archive

Articles, dissertations, theses and degree projects written at Karolinska Institutet.

JoVE Science Education

Educational videos covering for example biology, chemistry and psychology. See which subject areas KI has access to.

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)

Scientific video journals covering for example biology, biochemistry, immunology and medicine. See which subject areas KI has access to.

IRIS: Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (WHO)

Online access to digitized publications from WHO.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

Impact factors and publishing trends for scientific journals.

Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

Audiovisual presentations within the subjects of medicine, internal medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology, biotechnology, and drugs and their actions.

Global Index Medicus (WHO)

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.

Public Health Agency of Sweden

Public health statistics and data (in Swedish only).

Faculty Opinions

Article recommendations from subject experts from around the world.

Face of AIDS

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.

Essential Science Indicators

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.

ERIC (free version)

References to literature in education, leadership and management from 1966 and onwards. Some full text freely available.


References to biomedicine with focus on pharmacology and toxicology including MEDLINE citations.

Dissertations and Theses (The Sciences and Engineering Collection)

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 Abstracts

Dental articles from 2005 and onwards published in 120 journals.

Cortellis Drug Discovery Intelligence

Biological, chemical and pharmacological data. Overviews of diseases, treatments & trends. Drug pipelines, patents, literature & conferences.

Cochrane Library

Cochrane Systematic Reviews, clinical trials (Cochrane Trials), other reviews (DARE), methods studies (Cochrane Methodology Register), Health Technological Assessment Database and NHS Economic Evaluations Database.


Chemical structure database.


Information about chemical substances.

Google Scholar

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 its 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.

Cabell's Predatory Reports

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.


Full text articles in anthropology from journals, newsletters and books. Majority of articles available to KI users.

Web of Science

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.


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.

Britannica ImageQuest

Rights-cleared images (free to use for educational purposes in reports, papers and PPT presentations).