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Ragnhild Sundsbak

Ragnhild Sundsbak
Subject specialist for human geography

Humanities and Social Sciences Library


Available hours: Wednesdays 12-14: at zoom analogue by appointment.

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Selected resources

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences - IBSS (Ovid) IBSS
IBSS indexes about 2600 social science journals and 6000 books annually.

ISI Web of Science
Citation indexing of about 12000 journals.

World Bank eLibrary
Full text database to about 6000 World bank reports, books, working papers and journals.

OECD iLibrary
Full text access to nearly all the books, journals and statistics from the OECD.

Norske og nordiske tidsskriftartikler (Norart)
References to articles from a selection of Norwegian and Nordic journals.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings..

Handbooks and encyclopedias

The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology
Contains more than 1,000 entries ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 words offering accessible introductions to basic concepts, and sophisticated explanations of complex topics.

The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography
Over 1,000 detailed entries on philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices.

Sage Geography Encyclopedias
A collection of encyclopedias in geography in full text.

Economist Intelligence Unit
Monthly reports on economic, social and political development in 187 countries.

Oxford Reference
Oxford’s Dictionaries, Companions og Encyclopedias

Other resources

Resources for library courses

Browzine- Service used to browse premade collections, create private collections in "My Bookshelf" and save articles for later Reading, "My Articles". Recommended.

Geosource - important resource to get overview over the field human geography.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
Contains about 4000 detailed entries in social and behavioral sciences.

The statistics portal from the United Nations.

Labour statistics from the UN-organisation ILO.

World Bank Data Catalog
Statistics on development related subjects from the World Bank.

Media archive of international news papers suited for scholarly research


The books are shelved after the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Every book has got a metric number from 0 to 1000, with or without decimals, "304.2" for example. Within each number the books are ordered alphabetically, like "304.2 Hes". The classification system is searchable.


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