It is very important to cite and refer properly when writing an essay or a student thesis. To know how you are allowed to use someone else’s images in your own work is necessesary to avoid violating copyright.
When writing your essay, use a reference management program, such as Zotero or EndNote, to help you organize your references and create bibliographies.
If you are a teacher and use electronic resources as required reading for your students, you might have come across that students have problems accessing articles and e-books even if you gave them a link. Here are some good things to know if you want to provide links in your reading lists.
If you want to provide your students with proper links to material such as e-books, articles etc (accessible for students and employees via LiU-ID) you need to add some information (a proxy link) to the regular link. When trying to access the material, students come to a page where they can log in with their LiU-ID to confirm that they have access to the material.
Nota bene! Students that are on campus and use the Eduroam network won´t have to log in to e-resources to access them.
How to create a proper link to an article, e-book or a database
Add the proxy link (https://login.e.bibl.liu.se/login?url=) before the regular link. See the following examples:
A new semester is about to begin and Linköping University Library is happy to welcome both new and returning students!
At the start of the new semester, Linköping University Library is partially returning to normal operations, for example regarding loan period for textbook reference copies (day loan items) and overdue fees. Since the corona pandemic is not over yet, it is still very important to follow the restrictions in force:
From August 23, the temporary measure of extended loan period for textbook reference copies (day loan items) will end. This means that you will have to return the book the same day you borrow it, instead of keeping it for up to three days.
During the corona pandemic the library did not charge overdue books. From September 13 we go back to regular routines regarding overdue fees. You can always check the due date of your books at My Loans. Please note that older, existing fine charges are still in force and that special rules apply to interlibrary loans.
Please check the web for our current opening hours at our campus libraries.
If you have any questions, you are welcome to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, chat with us (weekdays 10 am – 4 pm) or make a phone call.
As a new student at LiU, you are welcome to the Library. Here are some basic facts about the Library and its services.
Borrowing books and making reservations
Your student LiU card functions as a library card. At the self-service borrowing machines, you can use your LiU card to borrow books and renew your loans. The loan period for books is normally three weeks, but if there is a reservation on the book when you borrow it, the loan period is reduced to one week. The maximum limit of library books that you can have on your account is 50.
When making reservations on books online, log in with your LiU-ID (xxxxx-123). Borrowing books and making reservations are free of charge.
Textbook reference copies
The library has copies of the books on your required reading list, both as home loan copies and as reference copies. If possible, we also acquire course literature as e-books. A textbook reference copy for short-term loan is marked with a red label that says “REFKURS”.
The Library online
In the library search service UniSearch, you can search for books, scholarly articles, and many other types of publications. You can place reservations on books and access our collections of e-journals, e-books and databases.
You can learn more about library services, library news and events on our blog and in social media.
To access library e-resources, you just need your student LiU-ID. Please note that you have to register for your course before your LiU-ID can be used to access library e-recources. Read more: Checklist for starting a course at LiU
Chat with us online via the Library Web Mondays–Fridays 10 am–4 pm.
The Library and Covid-19
As a consequence of the national and local restrictions that are in force to prevent the spread of infection, Linköping University and the Library have introduced several measures. As the Covid-19 situation might change, new measures might be introduced. Keep yourself up to date: