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Academic information literacy course

Go to the digital library course Search, evaluate and use information to learn more about information retrieval, source criticism and how to avoid plagiarism. You can do the three modules of the course or choose the parts that are of interest to you.


In the search box for SUMMON, you search in several literature databases and in the library catalog at the same time. You will find, among other things, articles, books, e-books, conference articles, theses and dissertations.

Use the different filters in the left menu to narrow your search. For example, you can choose between books or exclusively scientific resources.

Scientific texts are often written in English, which is why SUMMON and scientific databases work best when searching in English.

Smoother access to articles

Install the LibKey Nomad extension in your browser for smoother access to all the articles subscribed to by the library. Click on the image to download the extension.

Databases and e-resources

If you want to do more advanced or specific searches, you can use the literature databases from the library’s database list. You can for example search for the database name (IEEE), type (eBooks) or subject (computer science).

To the database list


In most of our literature databases, you will find the link GetIt@BTH next to your search result to help you find the article.

GetIt@BTH first checks if the full text is available in one of the databases that the library subscribes to.

If the article is not found, you will get an order form. Before you order – remember to only order what you really need in your studies.

Support for databases and e-resources

FAQ – Database access

Proxy tools

Support for e-resources – you are welcome to use this form to contact us if you have problems accessing the databases and e-resources provided by the library.

Research and student theses

At BTH we use DiVA for an institutional repository. In DiVA you can search for publications from researchers and students at BTH: dissertations, reports, journal- and conference articles, theses etc.

Search DiVA

Under the headline Publish on the Library website, you can read more about how to publish in DiVA.