For researchers and PhD students
As a researcher, you can receive advice and support from the library. Here, we have complied our services. Please contact us if you would like further information.
If you are a researcher or PhD student at Stockholm University, you can book time for help from a librarian. If there is a group of several people, it is possible to book a workshop.
Book a one-to-one appointment
Book an appointment by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org describing what you would like help with. We offer this service both via Zoom and on-site in the library.
The library offers the following:
- Introduction to the library services for newly employed.
- Advice on information searching and answers on questions regarding databases, search terms and search techniques.
- Introductions to reference management software Zotero and Mendeley for doctoral students and researchers. It is also possible to book a workshop for several people.
- Support with systematic literature overviews regarding choice of databases, search terms, scope and limits of the topic and search techniques.
Resources with inforation about systematic reviews:
Reference management software
With help of reference management software, you can organise your references and insert references and bibliography according to any chosen reference style when writing. Using reference management software can facilitate your work on a major research project.
In this video we show you what reference management software can help you with:
There are various reference management programmes which offer similar features, such as saving and organising references, sharing references with others, as well as inserting source references and bibliography as you write. Below, you will find information on some of the most common programmes.
Mendeley is free to download and offers the user storage space of 2 gigabytes for storing PDF documents and other attachments. Mendeley is also a social network for researchers.
With Mendeley you can insert references into your text document if you use Word or LibreOffice.
A licence is required to install EndNote on your computer. Staff at Stockholm University can obtain a licence from the department’s licence manager, which is then paid for by the department. EndNote is not supported by the library.
Another alternative is to use EndNote Basic, a free web-based version of EndNote, which includes the basic functions of EndNote.
Zotero is free to download. Users with an active university account can create an account with unlimited storage by using their Stockholm University e-mail (@su.se or @*su.se) when logging in. If you already have a private Zotero account, you can access the extra storage space by adding your Stockholm University e-mail to your zotero.org account settings. With Zotero you can insert references in your text documents, if you use Word, LibreOffice and Google Docs.
Book an introduction
Compiled support for researchers
Some of the services offered to researchers by the library are assembled at the staff site. Here, you will find, among other things, information on research funding, research data and research ethics.
Dissertation support provides help and advice towards the end of your doctoral studies when printing your dissertation. We help with the timeline for the printing process, support on how to use the Word template, registration in DiVA/the nailing, how to create print-ready PDFs in the university’s production tool, as well as making your dissertation available to a wider circle of readers.
Register in DiVA
Discounted article processing charges
Other publishing support
Last updated: November 30, 2022
Source: Stockholm University Library