LIBRIS not only contains the collections of academic and research libraries in Sweden, but also the whole of the Swedish National Bibliography and a selection of specialized bibliographies in various areas. All the bibliographies are produced by LIBRIS libraries and you can search them as subsets of the LIBRIS database by clicking on “Subdatabases”. Each bibliography is responsible for selecting the material which it will cover (articles in periodicals, books, sound recordings, etc.).
The bibliographies searchable as subsets of the LIBRIS database under "Subdatabases" comprise national bibliographic, subject-specialized, and local/regional bibliographies, as well as bibliographies on authors/persons.
The ARBLINE database covers research in the fields of Working life, Occupational and Environmental health, and related areas. The database contains references to books, book chapters, journal articles, and some fulltext material from the late 19th century up to and including the present time. Most references are in Swedish.
ARBLINE is hosted by the Work Environment College at Lund University, the Social Sciences Faculty Library at Lund University, and Forum för arbetslivsforskning (Forum for research on employment).
The Birgitta Bibliography is a subset of the LIBRIS database and covers scholarly literature on Saint Birgitta. The Bibliography contains references to ca 4 600 titles (including articles in periodicals and reviews) published from the 1890s until ca 2001.
The Birgitta Bibliography has been terminated. The database was produced by the County Library of Östergötland
The Bohus Bibliography is a subset of the LIBRIS database and covers literature, from books to articles in periodicals, on the Province of Bohuslän. It contains the following types of material:
One can search for municipality names and place names as subject headings.
The Bohus Bibliography has been terminated. It was produced by Västra Götaland Regional Library
Bothnica is a subset of the LIBRIS database and contains references to literature on the Counties of Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Västernorrland and Gävleborg. Here you can find references to:
Bothnica was continuously updated with currently indexed material and retrospectively indexed material.
This database was produced by the county libraries in the counties concerned.
BULB – the Bibliography of Literature for Children and Young People is a subset of the LIBRIS database and contains references to:
The bibliography covers both Swedish and foreign titles, particularly those of an historical and theoretical nature. Titles published since 1998 have been and are continuously indexed for the bibliography, but older material is also included.
BULB is produced by the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books (SBI).
CivLib is a subset of the LIBRIS database and covers literature focusing on civil society and the non-profit sector. Here you will find references to:
This database is produced by CivLib, the Information Centre for Research on Civil Society, at Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College Library.
The Dalarna Bibliography is a subset of the LIBRIS database containing references to literature dealing with and originating in Dalarna. Since 2006 the Bibliography has been updated with current material, and retrospective cataloguing also takes place to a certain extent.
Dalarna’s Library Association is conducting a project to supplement the Dalarna Bibliography in LIBRIS, partly by cataloguing material from Falun Public Library’s catalogue and partly by digitising Wingborg’s bibliography on Dalarna.
For older literature, a search in the Dalarna Bibliography in LIBRIS is insufficient. You need to perform an additional search in Falun Public Library’s catalogue, in the printed bibliography by Winborg, “Litteratur om Dalarna 1-5” and in “Dalalitteratur : en förteckning”, published by Falun Public Library.
This database is produced through co-operation between Dalarna’s Library Association, the County Library of Dalarna and the Dalarna Collection at Falun Public Library.
The Bibliography of Film Literature is a subset of the Libris Database containing references to articles on films in periodicals and anthologies.
The Bibliography is updated continuously with current material, at the same time as retrospective cataloguing is in progress.
This database is produced by the Library of the Swedish Film Institute.
The Gotlandica Collection at Almedal Library is a collection of literature on Gotland that is as complete as a collection can be. At our homepage you will also find links about Gotland, suggested reading and search guides. Since 2005 Gotlandica literature has been catalogued in LIBRIS, and a certain amount of retroactive input into LIBRIS is planned for the future. The Gotlandica database in LIBRIS contains references to:
To retrieve older literature, however, you need to perform an additional search in the local online catalogue of Almedal Library and in the Gotland Bibliographies.
The local online catalogue contains (in 2007) references to ca 13,000 Gotlandica titles, of which ca 3 500 are articles in periodicals and books, as well as films and musical works. The catalogue is complete from 1991, and for previous years too, it is complete with regard to all the literature available for loan.
To retrieve references to the large collection of booklets and pamphlets and older reference literature, Gotland Bibliographies is a good complement to the online catalogue. The database is based on the printed bibliographies (1890-1981) by Wilhelm Molér, Valton Johansson and Gustaf Fritz.
INNOVA – the Bibliography of Intellectual Property Rights - is a subset of the LIBRIS database. It mainly covers literature in the field of legal protection of intellectual property rights, i.e. rights to patents, trademarks, designs and family names, as well as copyright. The bibliography contains references to:
All the material included in the bibliography is indexed using controlled subject headings from the Library’s own thesaurus.
INNOVA is produced by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office Library. Updating of the database ceased from 2010.
KVINNSAM is a subset of the LIBRIS database and contains references to:
KVINNSAM is an interdisciplinary database containing references to Swedish and foreign literature in the field of gender research. The literature in question belongs to the collections of Göteborg University Library.
The database contains titles published from 1970 and onwards. Titles published between 1958 and 1969 are searchable through a card catalogue at the Women’s History Collections of Göteborg University Library.
The retrospective indexing of important older periodicals in gender studies is in progress. All the material is indexed with the help of controlled subject headings in Swedish and English from the Library’s own thesaurus.
KVINNSAM is produced by the Women’s History Collections at Göteborg University Library.
For search tips for KVINNSAM click here.
The Linnaeus Bibliography is a subset of the Libris database covering literature by and about Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778). It also includes literature by and about his apostles. The Bibliography was initiated through the international joint project entitled the Linnaeus Link Project, with the aim of obtaining an online union catalogue, namely the Linnaeus Link Union Catalogue. The numbering in Basil H. Soulsby’s Catalogue of the Works of Linnaeus... (no. 1-3874), which covers publications published up to 1931, works as a connecting link between the different collections. Those Linnaean publications identified after that date are provided with post-Soulsby numbers, starting with no. 3875. The responsibility for the union catalogue and the distribution of post-Soulsby numbers lies with the Linnaean Society of London.
Whenever there are digitized versions of Linaeus’ works, even if they are published outside the LIBRIS libraries, there are full-text links, e.g. to the Hunt Institute’s Original Linnaean Dissertations.
LIBRIS records are marked for selection for the Linnaeus Bibliography using the code “LINN” in the 042 field. The Soulsby number is placed in the 510 field with “4” as the first indicator using the models “Soulsby no. 593” or “Post-Soulsby no. 3990”, to enable matching with the Linnaeus Link.
The Litteraturbanken (The Swedish Literature Bank is a subset of the LIBRIS database and is run as a joint project involving the Swedish Academy , National Library of Sweden and the Swedish Language Bank at Göteborg University. The aim of the Swedish Literature Bank is to make available the Swedish literary heritage and Swedish literary works in the humanities.
The Swedish National Bibliographic Databases are a subset of LIBRIS and are produced by the National Library of Sweden. The databases consist of the National Bibliography, Nya Lundstedt – Periodicals and Swedish Printed Music.
The National Bibliography contains references to books, periodicals, maps, newspapers, and monographs and reports in series. The National Bibliography covers material which has been published in Sweden, which is of general interest and which is spread outside a limited circle of people or a limited geographical area. Books have been listed since 1976 and maps since 1986. You can also often find older periodicals in the Bibliography.
The following cannot be found in the National Bibliography:
Nya Lundstedt – Periodicals contains references to Swedish periodicals from 1900 and onwards. This database is a continuation of Bernhard Lundstedt’s bibliography Sveriges periodiska litteratur, which listed periodical literature in Sweden for the period 1645-1899.
Note that Nya Lundstedt – Periodicals lists periodical titles and not the articles or other contributions included in them.
Småland, Öland & Blekinge is a subset of the LIBRIS database containing references to material dealing with the local history of the Provinces of Småland, Öland and Blekinge. Here you can find references to:
Local historical material has been catalogued for the database continuously since 2006 and retrospective cataloguing is currently in progress.
To search for material in the database, the following types of search terms are suggested:
Erik Dahlbergh’s Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna (1660-1715) is an extensive illustrated work from the period of the Swedish Empire, when Sweden was a great power in Europe. The 353 graphic plates of this work have been digitized by the National Library of Sweden, as well as catalogued to form a subset of LIBRIS. This database contains not only digitized images of the plates, but also a description of Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna.
Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna has its own Web site, where you can zoom in on and out from the images, order reproductions, etc.
The database has been produced by the National Library of Sweden.
The Swedish Archive Bibliography (SARB) is a subset of the LIBRIS database containing references to articles from 2007 and onwards. SARB is intended to be a complement to the cataloguing of Swedish archive literature that takes place anyhow in LIBRIS within the framework of the Swedish National Bibliography. Articles from a selection of periodicals and series are catalogued for SARB. Those periodicals and series have been chosen which are not covered by any of the other subject bibliographies and which the Swedish State Archives take special responsibility for. Monographic archive literature is not catalogued within the framework of the Archive Bibliography. For resource reasons, the emphasis is placed on periodicals and series published by the Swedish State Archives.
The following periodicals and series are indexed:
This database is produced by the library staff of the State Archives and Stockholm City Archives. The Library of the National Archives is the co-ordinator.
The Swedish Bibliography of General Education (1850-1950) is a retrospective database forming a subset of the LIBRIS database and containing references to:
The database was produced by Linköping University Library.
The digital version of the Swedish Historical Bibliography (SHBd), just like its printed counterpart, is a subject bibliography. It includes the same citations to monographs, dissertations, journal and newspaper articles, reviews, as well as other relevant sources from 1771-2010 which appeared in the printed version. With over 176,000 citations to works of scholars and a learned general public, it is the most comprehensive work of its type.
We invite you to consult it at the following address http://shb.kb.se.
The Swedish Jewish Bibliography is a subset of the LIBRIS database and contains references to books, periodicals and a selection of articles on Jewish history, culture and society, in Swedish and other languages.
At present the literature included in the bibliography is catalogued and indexed systematically at the Jewish Library in Stockholm, as well as Uppsala University Library, Lund University Libraries and Göteborg University Library, but the aim is that all the literature available in this subject area at publicly financed libraries in Sweden should be included in the Swedish Jewish Bibliography.
Swedish Art Bibliography is a subset of the LIBRIS database and contains references to:
Literature published between 1994 and 1996 has been indexed. There is no funding for indexing the literature published from 1997 and onwards. However, occasionally new records are added to the database.
In 1997 retrospective indexing was started for the period stretching from 1981-1993.
This database is produced by Göteborg University Library.
The Bibliography of the Swedish History of Literature is a subset of the LIBRIS database and contains references to:
Titles published between 1993 and 2000 were covered continuously for the database. Since that period the bibliography has not been updated owing to a lack of funding.
This database was produced by Uppsala University Library.
The Bibliography of Swedish Music Literature is a subset of the LIBRIS database and contains references to, for example:
Moreover, the Bibliography contains a selection of references to reviews, more detailed comments on recordings, and song texts accompanying music recordings (in Swedish). The Bibliography has been and was continually updated with titles published from 1991 until 2017.
This database was produced by the Music- and theaterlibrary of Sweden..
The Swedish Numismatic Bibliography (SNUB) is a subset of the LIBRIS database and contains references to:
The bibliography lists literature on Swedish numismatics and on coins discovered in Sweden. In addition to this, literature published in Sweden on general numismatic theory and methodology is indexed.
SNUB mainly covers Swedish publications, but a certain number of foreign publications are also included.
Titles published from 2000 and onwards have been and are covered continuously.
This database is produced by the Library of the Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.
The Swedish Sami Bibliography is a subset of the LIBRIS database and contains references to literature published in Sweden (plus from non-Nordic countries) on the Sami and their culture. Also indexed for the Bibliography is literature written by Sami and in the Sami languages. The bibliography contains the following types of material:
The category monograhs is the one most extensively registered, but chapters and articles have mostly been registered within projects so that some periodicals have been well covered while other titles contain gaps.
The classification systems used in the Swedish Sami Bibliography are the SAB Classification System (until 2010), Dewey (from 2011) and Løøv’s Classification System which is common for all Sami bibliographies.
Swedish Sami Bibliography is a part of the joint project between the Sami bibliographies in Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia. The access point for all bibliographies (and the English version of Lööv) you can find here.
The Swedish-American Bibliography is a subset of the LIBRIS database and contains references to printed materials in the Swedish language published in the United States of America or Canada. Also indexed for the Bibliography are publications published in Sweden and articles in collections (works produced under editorial direction) which deal with Swedish-American issues.
This database is produced by the Library of the Swedish Emigrant Institute.
The Vilhelm Moberg Bibliography is a subset of the LIBRIS database and convers material written by and dealing with Vilhelm Moberg. The period covered is 1912-2005. It contains references to books, booklets and pamphlets, articles in newspapers and periodicals, and other articles such as contributions to collections (works produced under editorial direction) and chapters in monographs. Also included are works in anthologies, shorts stories, speeches, lectures and reviews in Swedish and various other languages. There is also a printed version of the bibliography entitled, “Vilhelm Moberg : en bibliografi 1912-2005”, published in 2007 as no. 74 in the Acta series of the National Library of Sweden.
If you want to obtain a complete picture of the printed material by and on Vilhelm Moberg published after 2005, you can search in the complete LIBRIS database.
This database has been produced by the the National Library of Sweden.
For further information on Vilhelm Moberg, see the Swedish Emigrant Institute.
The Västmanland Bibliography is a subset of the LIBRIS database containing references to local historical material on the County of Västmanland. The bibliographic records point to:
The Bibliography covers material from 1990 and onwards and is continuously updated with current material.
To search for this type of literature published before 1990, you are referred to: Larsson, J. & Hasslev, S.: Västmanlands län i litteraturen : en bibliografi till och med år 1989. Västerås, 1996 (Västerås kulturnämnds skriftserie ; 33). Supplementary additions to this bibliography are catalogued in LIBRIS.
The database is produced by Västerås Public Library.
Swedish Hand Press Publications is a subset of LIBRIS. The database is produced by the
Kungl. biblioteket and consists of three bibliographies:
The Swedish Bibliography 1600-1699 (Collijn) covers most of the publications printed in the 17th century in Sweden and its overseas provinces, and comprises at present ca 6 000 titles.
The bibliography is a database version of Isaak Collijn's Swedish bibliography: the 17th century, which was published in two volumes between 1942 and 1946. The printed version was converted into machinereadable form and incorporated with the LIBRIS database in August 1998.
The Swedish Bibliography 1700-1829 (SB17) was incorporated with the LIBRIS database at the beginning of 1998 and covers a substantial part of the 18th century publications printed in Sweden and its overseas provinces.
The bibliography is mainly based on the collections of the National Library of Sweden and at present contains ca 50 000 titles. The Bibliography does not list periodicals, dissertations and suecana extranea.
Swedish Official Publications from the 16th century to 1833 (SOT) covers the official publications printed in Sweden from the 16th century until 1833. Digitization is currently in progress and so far publications from the period up to 1632 have been digitized, as well as a smaller selection of 18th century publications.
The Bibliography is mainly based on the collections of the National Library of Sweden and contains the official publications published on the national level, as well as Stockholm ordinances.