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Communication for Development

BibliotekWelcome to the Library!

This is a brief introduction to the Library and its services, for more information check out the Library web.

If you have questions or need help when seeking information, please send me an email!

Linda Karlsson
Communication for Development Liaison Librarian, Malmö University

twitter @lindakarls

Getting access

 • Always access the ebooks, journals and databases via the library web site, as the licensed materials require authentication.
• You use your computer identity for authentication and access to online resources, more info.
• You can register for a library card at Orkanen Library, or order one online. The student multicard may also be used as a library card. 
• If you are living in Sweden, but outside Malmö, we can send library books by post. To compensate for the delivery time the loan time is extended by one week. You will have to pay the return postage and need a library card. 


Some titles on the reading lists are available as library ebooks, for example Representations of Global Poverty: Aid, Development and International NGOs (Dogra, Nandita (2012)).

You find these ebooks in Libsearch, the library's search tool, alongside the printed versions. Search for a specific book title, or search any subject and limit to Source types > Books or Ebooks. More info on Libsearch

Example, book search in Libsearch:

libsearch ebook

You can read the ebooks online, and in most cases download a copy and read offline. Read more about how to download, copying and printing etc on the ebooks webpage, The library's largest ebook databases are: Dawsonera, Ebook Central and Ebsco eBook Collection

Short film on ebooks 1 : Development Theory 

Short film on ebooks 2 : Representations of Global Poverty 

Short film on ebooks 3 : Wilkins "Development Communication" in The International Encyclopedia of Communication

Journal articles 

You search for journal articles in Libsearch. Refine your search to Scholarly and Peer Reviewed or Academic journal to filter out articles from scholarly journals. The default setting is limited to what's available at the Library, Online access and library books, but you can easily expand your search by changing the limiter.

You can also use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers and university repositories. It’s a great alternative to Libsearch.

Customise Google Scholar so the link Full text@MAH is displayed if the library has access to the article: Google Scholar > Settings > Library Links > search for Malmö University > select and save Malmö University - Full text@MAH 

Short film on Google Scholar 

Journals A-Z lists the library's journals. Browse for a specific journal and check which years the library have access.

Databases A-Z lists the library's databases. Here you find subject specific databases such as Sociological Abstracts and major journal publishers for example SAGE and Taylor & Francis. You can start your search in one of these databases, it's an alternative to searching for journal articles in Google Scholar or Libsearch. 


Five tips on ebooks where you find definitions, theories and shorter texts on a topic.

And a few more tips

Writing references – how to copy references from Libsearch and Google Scholar.

Google Search Help – you'll probaly use Google a lot so why not take a few minutes browsing through the Basic and Filter and refine your search sections.

 Microsoft Office – students at Malmö University have free access to Microsoft Office.

Last updated by Linda Karlsson