Agder University Library is more than a room for 300 000 books. We also work actively to ensure that you as a PhD-candidate are able to do high quality independent research. To offer you the best possible research support, each PhD-programme at the University has a subject librarian. This subject librarian has qualifications in information resources in your area of research, and is the person you should contact if you have questions regarding your research project.
The subject librarian can help you:
…find already published research. The University Library provides you with a wide range of subject-specific and multi-disciplinary databases. We offer guidance on which databases are relevant to your research project, how you can make qualified searches, and how you can keep up-to-date with new research in your subject area.
…handle your references in an easy way. EndNote is a reference management program that stores your references in a library file. The program can insert references in your text and generate your bibliography. The University Library offers training and support in EndNote.
…get started with surveys. The University Library offers access to a web-based survey program (SurveyXact) with flexible possibilities for design, data collection and analysis. The survey is set up electronically and can be issued by for instance e-mail or letter. The University Library arranges training and support. See also Nettskjema
…choose relevant publishing channels. The University Library offers help and advice in regards to choosing publication channels. This includes, for instance, how publication fees are covered, how different journals, serials and publishers are valued in the Norwegian research funding system and if journals are considered significant in the subject field measured by the so-called “impact factor”.
…display your research online. The University has an Open Access repository called AURA (Agder University Research Archive). This can make your research more accessible and more visible. The University Library can help you deposit your publications in AURA. We can also offer advice on promoting your research in social media and other channels. Go to AURA information
…when finishing your thesis. The University Library offers help and advice in the final stage of your thesis. We are familiar with the templates for publishing and will provide ISSN- and ISBN-numbers.
…document research and dissemination in Cristin. Cristin is a collective research information system for registering and reporting research activities. Each department at the university has superusers in Cristin. The University Library will assist if the department experts cannot answer.