SLU University Library offers various services for researchers and employees at SLU.
We can organize our own short seminars or participate at your ordinary meetings. Information may concern new services, labour saving methods and strategies – you decide the content and the form together with us. You find all the contact data on the right-hand side of this page.
Here are some examples of the areas that we can assist you with and provide deeper knowledge about:
Find publications and data – in an easy and effective way! We provide a good orientation in various types of databases and high quality advices about good information-searching strategies.
How may bibliometric analyses be of relevance for you or your research group? How to visualise the mappings of scientific social networks? We introduce the basic bibliometric indicators and their related problematic aspects, and provide you with the basic knowledge about the non-evaluative dimensions of bibliometrics.
Do you need to get an overview of new related research areas? Do you require a competitive intelligence analysis needed for EU-applications, input to partnership relations or new grants applications?
Publication strategies and Open Access
What is a publication strategy and how may it enhance your scientific impact? SLU and many research funders recommend Open Access publishing – we can inform you about the actual situation in the field and explain what you can gain by making your research more accessible.
Quick and effective reference management! By means of reference management programs, you may easily find, sort and share references, and use various reference styles in the process of writing your publications. We know EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley.
Social web tools for researchers
How can you use social networks to be visible in your research community and to get useful contacts? Which are the benefits with RSS? How can you find images which are free to use in your work? We provide a good orientation in smart web tools useful for researchers!
Access to media
A necessary condition for doing research is having access to a variety of media. The SLU University Library purchases and licenses different media forms such as journals, books and databases. These are increasingly available in electronic form and you have easy access to them through your computer, mobile or tablet. The printed resources are, of course, available on the Library shelves. All media purchased by the Library, in print or electronic form, is found by means of the search service Primo. If you require material not available in our collection, we can always help you order it from other libraries. We are also happy to show you methods to keep up to date about what’s going on in media within your research field.