This subject covers: the study of the Nordic (Scandinavian) countries, their cultures, languages and literatures: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Included are all humanities and social science disciplines as applied to the study of those countries. Also included is the history of Scandinavian immigration to the U.S.
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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
The IMB is an interdisciplinary guide to the study of the Middle Ages, the period 476-1500. Geographic coverage extends across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, covering resources in over 25 languages. Note: The IMB provides downloadable software to view and print non-English diacritics and special characters.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
Catalogs and Bibliographies
This University of Minnesota Libraries Page-Scribe page provides a list of noted and upcoming living writers of literature and fiction in the five countries of Scandinavia / Norden. Arranged by country, each entry links the searcher to the Libraries' holdings of works by and about the author.
Developed by Gordon Anderson and Eeva Kariniemi, Wilson Library, Spring semester 2006, this site is periodically and regularly revised and expanded.
This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education
Covers all subjects.
Provides bibliographic citations of books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, theses/dissertations, and machine-readable data files published worldwide. Provides holdings information for nearly 30,000 libraries. Producer/Publisher is OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 65 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.
General Reference Sources
BRB contains more than 95,000 biographies and obituaries. Many of the biographies are enhanced with full text, abstracts, and citations. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, keyword, and presence of images.
Europa World is the online version of the Europa World Year Book, the indispensable source of information on world-wide affairs. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
--The print version of the Europa World Handbook is available at: TC Wilson Lib Quarto JN1 .E85 --Latest edition is in Wilson Reference
From the English-language introduction:
"This is Project Runeberg's digital facsimile edition of Nordisk familjebok, Sweden's most comprehensive encyclopedia of all times. We have scanned facsimile images of the two first editions, which appeared in 20 and 38 volumes, respectively, between 1876 and 1926, a total of 45,000 pages."
For more titles in Project Runeberg, go to www.runeberg.org.
General Reference Works
Gateways & Megasites
Created by Scandinavian-studies librarians in the Western European Studies Section of the American Library Association. This web site provides links to scholarly web sites, Nordic library catalogs, publishers, book dealers, reference tools, and other web gateways for the study of Northern Europe.
Primary Source Materials
Genline's archive contains church records from the 16th-20th century for research in Swedish genealogy. A helpful guide is found on pages 51-52 and 58-60 in Your Swedish roots: a step by step handbook, by Per Clemensson & Kjell Andersson. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004); Wilson Library Reference Quarto CS922 .C57 2004.
Statistics and Data
A monthly publication with statistical tables showing general trends in the Danish economy. It includes an economic-political calendar in Danish only) with events important for the evaluation of Danish economic trends in recent years. This online version, available in both Danish and English, is issued by the central statistical office in Denmark.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).
- Contemporary Nordic Authors
- Scandinavia Today and Long Ago
- Scandinavian Periodicals and Newspapers Currently Received in Wilson Library