The searchbox above will take you to Oria, the new discovery tool. Oria will help you discover most of our collection, as well as items from outside the UNIS Library. For a more complete search make sure to also check our other databases.

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Outside campus, please use VPN for accessing our subscribed databases and full text. If you already know the DOI number, some journals are available via the DOI finder.

The UNIS catalogue and discovery tool

Oria Oria is a discovery tool that allows you to search in the Norwegian academic libraries’ resources, books, articles, journals, music, films and electronic resources etc.

Subscribed bibliographic databases

Arctic & Antarctic Regions Index to articles, books etc. on cold regions and polar areas.
GeoRef Geological indexing.
SciFinder Index – chemistry (environmental chemistry, geochemistry, biochemistry etc.). Not only references, also tools for substances, properties, reactions. Please register with your UNIS e-mail before you start searching the first time. Also, check out the useful guides (no login needed).
Zoological Records Index – scientific literature within taxonomy and animal biology from 1978 till present time.

Full text providers/publishers – alternative access

ACS Subscribed – 38 journals/resources from the American Chemical Society – from 1996 till present time.
AGU Subscribed – about 18 geophysics/earth sciences journals. From January 2013 with Wiley.
Arctic Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America – from 1948 till present time.
BioOne Subscribed – around 70 journals mainly covering biology, from 2001 till present time.
DOAJ Directory of open access journals (about 6000 journals).
GeoScienceWorld Subscribed – 47 full text  journals within geology.
The Isme Journal Subscribed – Nature journal within microbial ecology.
JSTOR Subscribed – Life Sciences Collection, more than 160 backfile journal titles + Arts & Sciences II, about 197backfile titles within geography etc.
Lyell Collection Subscribed – 12 journals/book series from The Geological Society of London.
Nature Subscribed – from 01/01/2009 volume: 457 issue: 7225.
Nature Climate Change Subscribed – from 2014 volume: 4.
Nature Geoscience Subscribed – from 2012 volume: 5.
NORA Norwegian Open Research Archives.
Science Subscribed – from October 1996 till present time. Backfiles in JSTOR.
ScienceDirect Subscribed – about 2000 journals from Elsevier, Pergamon and Academic Press, from 1995 till present time. Backfiles (access from vol 1) of about 100 journals within earth and planetary sciences – also with supplements.
SpringerLink Subscribed – over 1200 journals, included backfiles.
Wiley Online Library Subscribed – about 775 titles within science, technology and medicine from 1997 till present time.

Terms for accessing licensed full text

The access is limited to users at UNIS. The articles can be printed or saved solely for private use, or for research purposes. You are not allowed to pass articles (as files or prints) to a third party. Systematic downloading of articles or search results is prohibited.

Data repositories is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It presents repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions. promotes a culture of sharing, increased access and better visibility of research data. The registry went live in autumn 2012 and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). is a national registry of data repositories in Norway, as well as a repository in it’s own. Contains mostly open government data from the public sector made available in such a format that furthers use in new contexts. Data can be anything from simple lists and tables in documents and reports to sophisticated databases with information from several of the agency’s computer systems.

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