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Communication for development: Welcome to the library!

This is a brief introduction to the Library and its services, for more information check out the Library web. coffe
If you have questions or need help when seeking information, please send me or the library an email.

Linda Karlsson 
Communication for Development Liaison Librarian, Malmö University

Getting access

  • Use your computer identity for authentication and access to online library resources such as ebooks, journals and databases. Use the library search, Libsearch, or other links from the library web. 
  • You need a library card to borrow and request printed books. You register for a library card at Orkanen Library, or use your student multi card.
  • If you are living in Sweden, but outside Malmö, you can order a library card online and get library books by post. 
  • If you live abroad and don't have a library card you can suggest new ebook titles or order article copies by sending an email to the library,


Some books on the reading lists are available as library ebooks, for example Communication and Social Change : A Citizen Perspective (Tufte, Thomas (2017)).

You find these ebooks in Libsearch, the library's search tool, alongside the printed versions. Search for a specific book title, or search any subject and limit to Source types > Ebooks. 

Book search in Libsearch:

A short introduction to library ebooks:

Find out more about the library's ebook platforms, how to download a whole book or chapters, print pages etc in this guide.

Journal articles

You search for journal articles in Libsearch. Refine your search to Scholarly and Peer Reviewed or Academic journal to filter out articles from scholarly journals. The default setting is limited to what's available at the library, Electronic and printed material via the library, but you can easily expand your search by changing the limiter.

You can also use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers and researchers. It’s a great alternative to Libsearch. Customize Google Scholar by adding the link to journals available at Malmö University: Google Scholar > Settings > Library Links > search for Mau > select and save Malmö University - Fulltext Mau
Short guide to Google Scholar 

Journals A-Z lists the library's journals. Search for a specific journal and check which years the library have access.

Databases A-Z lists the library's databases. Here you find subject specific databases such as Sociological Abstracts. 

Stay current with Browzine

Read the library's electronic journals on your phone, tablet or directly on the web. With Browzine you can browse the library's journals, collect your favorites, and save and read articles.  

  • Download Browzine app to your smartphone or tablet
  • Choose Malmö University under "Choose Library"
  • Sign in with your computer identity
  • Create your own Browzine account for saved articles and personal bookshelves

And a few more tips

Writing references – how to copy references from Libsearch and Google Scholar

Microsoft Office – students at Malmö University have free access to Microsoft Office. You also have access to software such as Nvivo and SPSS.