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Research and teaching

Service for researchers

Information specialists at the library possess extensive knowledge of library collections in the academic fields of RU. They can provide information on what is available and where it is located and thus facilitate information searches. Furthermore, they can assist users in locating primary sources, conference papers and reports, as well as provide various practical services.

Information specialists at the library possess extensive knowledge of library collections in the academic fields of RU. They can provide information on what is available and where it is located and thus facilitate information searches. Furthermore, they can assist users in locating primary sources, conference papers and reports, as well as provide various practical services.

 

Information specialists can:

  • Provide practical information on the reference management program Zotero

  • Provide practical information on the main citation styles used; APA, IEEE, and OSCOLA

  • Find information on specific sources for a bibliography

  • Assist with impact factors for journals and authors

  • Provide information on the strategy of individual journals regarding open access

  • Assist with alerting services to monitor new material concerning specific topics

  • Provide material from other libraries when needed. Please send us Article and book requests, interlibrary loans

  • Offer access to databases and electronic journals outside campus via off-campus access

  • Skemman.is is the online institutional repository of Icelandic University libraries. Skemman mainly contains copies of student theses but also academic articles and other material from faculty members. Instructions for academics on how to submit to Skemman.