Are you writing an essay?

**This blog post is also available in Swedish**

Are you writing an essay/student thesis or are about to? Here are some tips on library resources that will help you in your writing.  

We have books on academic writing, research methods and how to conduct qualitative interviews. We can also offer support regarding citing, referencing and how to avoid plagiarism.

Books about research methods and academic writing

Use the library search service UniSearch to find books and articles. Here are some examples of library books on topics related to academic writing and research methods:

Research interview

Research methods

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Campus Norrköping Library. Photo: Thor Balkhed

Qualitative research

Quantititative research

Statistical methods

Academic writing

 

Quoting, referencing and plagiarism

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.

Zotero

EndNote

Citation technique and styles

Plagiarism and Copyright

Book an appointment

Are you still having problems finding relevant sources for your thesis? Or, do you need help to get started with Zotero or EndNote? In that case, you are welcome to book an appointment with a librarian:

Book an appointment

Publish your thesis

When you have finished your thesis you probably want to publish it online. Learn more:

Publish your essay at LiU E-Press

 

Good luck with your writing and please contact us if you have any questions!

biblioteket@liu.se

By: Peter Igelström, librarian, Valla Library

New student – welcome to the Library

**Detta blogginlägg finns även på svenska**

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 (xxxxx123). Do not use your complete @student.liu.se email address when logging in to library services, only the first part with the first three letters in your first name, the two first letters in your last name and the three digit number (i. e. your LiU-ID).

When a book you have requested is available for pick-up, you will be notified via your student email. There is a dedicted shelf for reserved books close to the library enquiry desk.

Borrowing books and making reservations are free of charge.

Update your address info

An up-to-date address in Sweden is required to be able to borrow library books. If you are an international student, don’t forget to update your address info in the Student portal as soon as you have a place of residence in Sweden.

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 is a day-loan item and 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. Use the list of databases to find databases by subject.

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

Library web

UniSearch, Databases

More about the Library online

Social media channels

You can learn more about library services, library news and events on our blog and in social media:

Library blog

The Library on Instagram

The Library on Facebook

The Library on Twitter

Contact us

There are many ways to contact us: via email, phone and online chat.

Email

biblioteket@liu.se

Phone numbers

Campus Norrköping Library: 011-36 30 60

Medical Library: 013-28 19 91

Valla Library: 013-28 19 10

Online chat

Chat with us online via the Library Web Monday–Friday (during semester) 10 am–4 pm.

Jobba och plugga hemma

 

 

Vi är många som har fått ta med våra datorer och skärmar till ett provisoriskt hemmakontor för att minska smittspridning. Runt om i Sverige (och världen) sitter folk vid köksbordet i konstiga böjda ställningar och försöker upprätthålla sina rutiner. Vi på bibblan har frågat runt lite om kollegor och studentmedhjälpares bästa tips på att jobba eller plugga hemma.

Ellinor (bibliotekarie på Vallabiblioteket)

– Jag tyckte det kändes väldigt viktigt att få till skaplig ergonomi. Jag har lånat tangentbord, skärm och en mus av min man och så har jag satt skärmen på en låda så den kommer upp lite. Sitter man bara och jobbar med laptopen blir det så konstig vinkel liksom när man sitter och tittar ner på skärmen. Plus att man ser knäpp ut på zoom haha.

Linn (studerande och studentmedhjälpare på Valla)

– Behålla sina vanliga rutiner med att gå upp på morgonen och göra sig i ordning tycker jag är viktigt. Att inte gå omkring i mjukiskläder hela dagen utan göra som man brukar göra. Det är bra att ta pauser också. Så att man inte sitter still framför datorn i flera timmar.

Catrin (bibliotekarie Medicinska biblioteket)

– Jag funderade på vad man skulle komma åt hemifrån. Skulle VPN funka och sånt. Mobilsurfen på jobbtelefonen tog slut ganska fort.

Mitt tips är att kolla upp hur man får tillgång till olika resurser hemifrån och att kanske satsar extra mycket på att få tillgång till bra surf för att slippa krångel. Tillgång till nätet är en ekonomisk fråga utanför eduroam, kanske inte alltid så lätt om man är student t ex. Som det utvecklat sig är man glad över att flera e-resurser öppnats upp.

För fler tips på hur man kan använda biblioteket hemifrån klicka här.