Search and find

Through the library you can access a lot of databases and search tools. Below we have listed some of the most common search tools that you can use to find for example books, journals, articles and databases. Library staff will help if you want to know more.

For articles, dissertations, theses and degree projects written at Halmstad University – search the publication database DiVA.

Databases and search tools


OneSearch is the library search tool. In OneSearch you can search for most of the material that is available through the library.

A large part of the material in OneSearch is searchable in full text. This means that your keyword can appear anywhere in the document. If you get too many hits, you can use the limiters in the menu to the left to refine your search results.

If you want to do more advanced searches, you can use extended search, which among other things provides the opportunity to search in specific fields.

”Your library account” is where you view and administer your loans, requests and settings. Logged in you can save searches and records.

Other search tools

If you want to conduct a more thorough systematic search on a topic, if you do not want to limit your search to library material, or if you are looking for a specific type of material, it is often better to use a specialized search tool such as a bibliographic database. You can find more information in our database list.