Social sciences


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.

Full text search in Norwegian newspapers. Online content of the newspapers also text-searchable (articles, magazines, web videos), as well as the websites of the Norwegian municipalities.

Norwegian full text database with journal articles on several subjects.

Full text archive of international scholarly journals, mainly focused on humanities and social sciences. The database does not usually have access to the last 3-5 years of a journal.

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

Sage Premier
Full text access to about 650 professional journals on many different subjects including education, criminology, media studies and sociology.

Taylor & Francis
We subscribe to following electronic journal packages:

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


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.

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.


Directorate for administration and IT.

EU statistics in full text.

Juridisk nettviser
Quality assured legal information.
Gateway to digital public services.  (
Here you will find a comprehensive overview of government documents, including Stortingsmelding (parliamentary reports) and NOU. For documents about a specific area, see the different departemental home pages.

Statistisk sentralbyrå (Statistics Norway)
Norwegian Statistics. Some publications such as reports, statistical monthly booklets, statistical annals, etc. in full text.

Stortinget (Norwegian Parliament)
Overview of issues for consideration, proposals, minutes, resolutions, etc.