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Research on Display

The event aims to present ongoing research at Malmö University. Recently published books will be presented by the authors through both a discussion and an exhibition surrounding the book.

Welcome to listen, ask questions and fika on

Wednesday December 11 at 4pm at the Orkanen library café when

Michael Strange talks about his new book “Writing Global Trade Governance: Discourse and the WTO”.

Read more.




Breakfast Seminar on E-books!

The Orkanen library invites PhD students and researchers to join them for breakfast seminars on digital tools that are handy in your everyday research.

The next seminar on E-books will take place on

Thursday November 28th at 9.00-10.00

at the Orkanen Library, room ORC526

Can I use the Library’s e-books on mobile devices, like iPads, smartphones?
How do I make notes and highlight paragraphs or whole sections?
Do I need to install any programs? Do I need to create accounts on the platforms?
How do I know which titles are available as e-books?


Bring your own computer, reader, tablet, iPad, or smartphone and get started!

With: Carina Olsson, Linda Karlsson and Hanna Wilhelmsson

Give us a little BIT* of your time and save time

Guest post by Sara Kjellberg, coordinator research support services at Library and ICT Services.

I visited recently a day organized for PhD students at the Faculty of Health and Society. The presentation I held was about what we from Library and ICT Services* can provide in terms of support for researchers and PhD students at Malmö University. I asked the PhD students what kind of obstacles or challenges they find in their everyday work as researchers’ or in relation to the research process. One very common answer was the lack of time. The things that came up as hindering the research process was everything from that it´s hard to handle all the stages in the publishing process to that you have to wait for other people or find and get answers from possible informants. Of course we can´t save time for you in every stage of your research process, but I think that we provide services that might help you overcome some obstacles. We support different parts of your work as a PhD student. I will give some examples here, these are picked to highlight aspects where we think it can help you specifically as researchers, but of course there are lots more.

Liaison librarians (In Swedish)

A librarian is associated with every department at Malmö University, this is to facilitate for you to have one person to interact with and who can guide you further.

Creating literature overviews, keeping up to date and current awareness

We help you with information seeking and different ways of finding, accessing, and organizing information.

  • Book a Librarian
    Free individual 60 minute session of guided information searching.
  • Bibliometrics (In Swedish)
    Bibliometrics involves quantitative studies of scientific publications, for example, with respect to: the production and productivity; impact; collaboration patterns and disciplinary structures. For example we can show you how you as a researcher can use Citation databases to learn more about your area.

Use of software and different ICT tools

In a research project it can be useful to handle your references in an organized way or to have possibilities to collaborate with others online. Some examples of tools that we provide:

Starting the Union Website

Welcome to the start of the website!

The initial aim is to provide solid source of information for postgraduate students at Malmö University — all of whom are very welcome to support the Union in this its other activities.

The website is under continuous development, with these rough priorities:

  1. Establish good coverage of information relevant to doctoral students at Malmö University. Basic information needs to be available in an accessible way, which is also why English is chosen as the primary language.
  2. Provide ongoing information of the progress and activities of the Union and its representatives.
  3. Provide a platform for communication for the Union’s members.

If you have any input or questions, please get in touch!