Nordic languages and literature


Digital access to all printed and electronic resources in the Volda University College library. 

Atekst, Retriever
Media archive with full text articles from a large number of Norwegian newspapers. Reviews of authors and book reviews.

Bibliografi over norsk litteraturforsking (Bibliography of Norwegian research in literature)
Norwegian literature after the year 1500 and general literary criticism and literature theory. - Artikelsøgning ( - Article search)
Danish variant of Norart. Bibliographic base with references to Danish journal and newspaper articles, from 1981-.

Digitized books from the National Library (Nasjonalbiblioteket).

Recerences to Norwegian poetry. Search by title, first line, author, theme/topic.

Norwegian and Nordic scholarly journals in full text.

Shared database for Swedish academic and research libraries. Can for example refine searches for articles/book chapters.

Norart  (Norwegian and Nordic index to periodical articles)
References to articles from approx. 450 Norwegian and Nordic journals and annals. Started in 1980, but some journals go further back, the oldest to 1894.

Project Runeberg
Open Access database with full text editions of older, classical Nordic fiction and nonfiction.


Nynorsk digital reference works. Contains among others texts about Nynorsk cultural history.

Store norske leksikon
Free national encyclopaedia from the Kunnskapsforlaget.


Bokmålsordboka and Nynorskordboka
Dictionary for Bokmål and Nynorsk words (Norwegian only, no English translations).

Multilingual dictionary with Icelandic as a source language and Swedish, Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk) and Danish as a target language. Contains approx. 50,000 entries with translations.

NAOB - Det Norske Akademis Ordbok
In Norwegian only. The national ordbokverket of Norwegian Bokmål and Riksmål from the early 1800’s to today. NAOB is based on the historical work Norsk Riksmålsordbok.

Norsk/nordisk ordboksamling 
Link catalogue of dictionary resources to/from Norwegian - both general and subject-specific online dictionaries.

Ordbog over Det norske Folkesprog (Ivar Aasen)
Norway's first descriptive dictionary based on the systematic collection of the Norwegian spoken language, written in Danish by Ivar Aasen in 1850. Available as a free e-book from Google Books.

General dictionaries that translate English, German, French, Spanish and Italian words and phrases into Norwegian. In addition, you will find the service "Språkvett" with articles about language use and spelling.



Ivar Aasen (Aasen-tunet)


Ludvig Holberg
Søren Kierkegaard


Forskningsmiljøet Norsk sakprosa
News website for the research environment of subject oriented prose in Scandinavia.
Writing rules and advice on spelling and punctuation. The target audience is Bokmål users (no English)..

Website for Arts Council Norway, the main governmental operator for the implementation of Norwegian cultural policy.

Website for the Language Council of Norway, Norway's consultative body on language issues.