The library system
In the library system, you can borrow books, articles, and journals. You can also find databases and physical and digital material e.g. images, music releases, sheet music, manuscripts, and much more.
Search in the library system
Help for searching
Enter one or more search terms in the search field.
When entering multiple terms, the library base will display hits where all included search terms are found.
You do not need to write AND between search terms, this is done automatically.
You can also enter OR and NOT between search terms.
If you enter OR between search terms, you will get more results.
OR is used when your search must include either one or all of the terms.
For example, a search for horse OR pony will show results where either horse is shown or pony or both words.
If you enter NOT in front of search terms, you are excluding a certain word from being shown in your search results.
For example, a search of Blixen NOT farm will show results where the word Blixen is found, but not the word farm.
NB! Remember that the words AND, OR, NOT should be written in capital letters, otherwise the library system will conduct a search of the words and, or, not.
If you are getting too many results, you can use the filtering options. If you click on e.g. ’Books’ under Resource types, you will restrict search results to include books only.
Use ? if you are unsure how to spell a word.
? replaces one character.
For example, a search of su?anne will show hits on Susanne, Suzanne, etc.
Use * in your search if you are unsure how to spell a word or if you want your search to include several endings and inflections of a word.
For example, a search of col*r , will show hits on colour and color.
A search of child* will show hits on childs, children, childhood, etc.
If you are searching for words that belong together, you may want to put quotation marks around these.
For example, a search for ”climate change” will show results where these words are placed next to each other in this exact order.
Use parenthesis if you want to be sure that your words are grouped correctly.
For example, Shakespeare AND (sonnet OR tragedy)
The advanced search gives you the option of choosing what type of word your search is.
For example, whether it is a name, a word from the title or a subject word.
For example, if you are searching for an author named London it would be best to only search for the name London, as in Jack London, and avoid hits related to the city of London.
The advanced search also gives you the option of limiting results to specific types of material in advance e.g. a book, specific languages, or a specific time period.
Finally, you can choose whether you want your search terms to be in succession or if you want them to be at the start of your post. This function is found in the menu 'contains’.
If you choose the function ’exactly like this’, a search of climate change will show results where these words are placed next to each other in this exact order.
If you choose the function ’starting with’, you can search for the first words in a title.
For example, the search paradise will show results for Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, but not This Side of Paradise.
You need to be logged in to view your loans and reservations, renew loans, pay fees or change PIN code. You can find your account by clicking on your name in the top right corner of the screen or in the menu if you're using a smartphone.
You can save a search in our library system, so you do not need to enter it again if you want to repeat the same search.
You need to be logged in to save searches.
Click on the pin icon or 'Save query' next to your search results.
Alternatively, you can do the following:
- Click on your name in the top right corner of the screen
- Choose ’Search History’
- Checkmark the search you want to save and
- Click on the pin icon.
Your search will now be kept under the tab ’Saved searches’.
Here you can also set an ’alarm’ in order for you to be notified by mail if there are any new results for your search.
You can save info about the material in ’My Favourites’.
You need to be logged in to save to the list ’My Favourites’.
Once you find material that you want to save to your own list, you click on the icon with the small pin on the right side of the screen.
After this, the information about the material is kept in ’My Favourites’.
When you search for material, you have the option of seeing what is kept in a specific library or specific collection.
Choose ’libraries’, ’digital special collections’ or 'physical special collection' in the filtering options to limit search results.