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Media Production and design

Courses - The Search Process

The library offers courses to students at various levels. These courses can be booked by the teacher together with the contact librarian for the subject. As a teacher you may also order customized courses for students, or for a group of employees at University West.

Search techniques

Information retrieval is a matter of broaden or narrow your search by using various search techniques. The most common are

  • truncation (searching using wildcard characters
  • searching for a phrase
  • Boolean operators (click on the link to see the illustration)

Find your keywords

 BEFORE you start searching it's important to choose a collection of relevant and correctly spellt keywords.

Please use

  • encyclopedia and lexicon
  • literature withon your subject, first and foremost your course literature (take a look at how it's indexed in e.g. LIBRIS)

WHILE searching don't forget to use

  • synonyms, abbreviations and related words
  • the help sections of the databases


The Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide

What is plagiarism? And how do you avoid it? Take a look at The Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide created by Jönköping university!


Copying for privat use


You may not copy the entire content of a book or journal, but for private use it is permitted to copy:

  • a limited section, such as a chapter in a book
  • a poem
  • a journal article

Remember that you can ask the author to get permission to use copyrighted material. In connection with the request, tell the author that the text or image should be used in an academic context. Iit can make it easier to get permission.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world.

Creative Commons develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical
infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and


Elements in a scientific article

A scientific original article usually consists of the following elements:

Abstract - a short summary of the article that brings up aim, method, results and conclusions.
Introduction - describes background information, aim and problem areas
Methodology - here the method is thourougly described so the readers can follow and repeat the research process.
Result - presentation of the research results, sometimes with tables, diagrams och figures.
Diskussion -interpretation and evaluation of the results
References - all documents that the author has referred to must be listed here

Kontakta biblioteket

Ring 0520 - 22 34 10 eller maila
Chatta med en bibliotekarie - vi svarar mellan kl. 10-17 alla helgfria vardagar under vår- och hösttermin.

Contact the Library

Phone 0520 - 22 34 10 or e-mail
Chat with a librarian - we are avaliable weekdays between 10 -17 o'clock during spring and autumn semester.