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Social and health subjects


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

Academic Search Elite
Interdisciplinary full text database with access to approximately 2000 journals, both scholarly and general.

International article database for health sciences with an emphasis on nursing. Good source for qualitative research and material on patient experiences. Full Text.

Helsebiblioteket (The Norwegian Electronic Health Library)
Health Sciences databases and journals.

Norwegian full text database with journal articles on many subjects.

NORA - Norwegian Open Research Archives 
National search engine for scholarly information in open institutional archives.

Ovid Databases:
Ovid MEDLINE (medicine, nursing, dentistry, health care, preclinical subjects), Embase (medicine, pharmacology), PSYCINFO (Psychology).

SAGE Premier
Full-text access to approx. 650 scholarly journals in many diverse fields of study including education, criminology, media studies and sociology.

Social Care Online
British database for social work. Covers research, public documents, journal articles, etc.

Nordic database for medicine and health.

Taylor & Francis
We subscribe to following electronic journal packages:

S & T collection (Science & Technical) 425 titles and SSH collection (Social Science & Humanities) 1165 titles.


Campbell Collaboration
Systematic reviews of the impact of measures within the fields of education, social welfare and crime prevention.

Cochrane Library
Evidence-based medicinal research on the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and interventions. It provides objective information on the latest medical treatments and is designed to facilitate the choices that doctors, patients, policy makers and others face in health care.

Systematic reviews on effects of child and adolescent mental health and welfare interventions.


Google Scholar
Search for books, journal articles, reports and other academic publications.

Web of Science
Provides references to over 10,000 different journals on social sciences, humanities, technology, etc. Also covers conferences. Contains information about how many times an article have been cited. Links to full text if the library has access.


Gyldendal rettsdata
Laws, regulations, court orders, preparatory work, international legal sources, scholarly literature, etc.

Lovdata (Norwegian legislation)
Updated laws as well as central and local regulations in full text.

Lovdata Pro
Subscription version of Lovdata. Includes laws, regulations, preparatory work, court orders, statements, resolutions, circulars and legal literature. Also provides access to EEA/EU legal sources and other international legal sources, as well as summaries (in Norwegian) of judgments issued by the Human Rights Court.


Barne-, ungdoms- og familiedirektoratet (The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs)

Helse- og omsorgsdepartementet (Ministry of Health and Care Services)

Helsedirektoratet (The Norwegian Directorate of Health)