Selected Resources for: Scandinavian Studies

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Subject Librarian:

Gordon Anderson

ganderso@umn.edu

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.


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

AHCI covers arts, humanities, and area studies scholarship. Titles of foreign-language works are translated into English, and abstracts are given in English, thereby simplifying and standardizing searching across languages.

Covers the world's scholarship in history from 1450 to the present.

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.

LLBA covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.

This index provides broad coverage of social science issues worldwide; it includes articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, and book chapters published since 1972.

This core database provides world-wide coverage of scholarly works in the fields of sociology and social policy. 1952 - present.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration & public policy.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

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.


Catalogs

The gateway to the world's library web sites.

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

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

Biographical 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.

Norsk biografisk leksikon

CD-ROM in v.10 contains FamilyTreeMaker 2006 and genealogical information for selected Norwegian families. See v. 10, p. 415-417 for a list of surnames included.


Country Studies

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


Dictionaries

Nordisk familjebok: konversationslexikon och realencyklopedi

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

Den Store Norske Kvinnesitatboka


Internet Resources

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.


Internet Directory


Primary Source Materials

Archival 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

Statistical Resources

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

Bibliography Software

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.).


Style Manuals

A selected list of sources available in Wilson Reference Services.


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