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The Physics Library may help you with questions concerning scientific writing, reference management and publishing.

Writing, sources and reference management

If you want to know more about writing, both within and outside the academy, and which sources to use in different types of texts, read our library guide about writing, sources and reference management.

Library guide for physics and astronomy students at the undergraduate level on the university library's website (in Swedish)

Library guide for physics and astronomy students at advanced level (in English) on the university library's website

Library guide for physicists and astronomers on the university library's website


LUBcat is a shared catalogue for the libraries at Lund University. In LUBcat, you can find printed material, such as books and journals, as well as e-books that the libraries at Lund University have access to. There, you can also see at which library, and on which shelf, the book or journal is located, as well as whether it is available. When logged in, you can also view your loans, queue for checked-out books and reserve books.

LUBcat – Lund University’s library catalogue


Databases A-Z is a list of all the subject databases that Lund University subscribes to.

Databases A–Z on Lund University Libraries website

For searches of scientific articles in physics and astronomy we recommend these search tools in addition to LUBsearch:

List of Journals

The Physics Library has got a list with all our printed and online journals that we have or have had a subscription on.

The list of journals is available on our swedsih website

If you miss anything in the list, try to search in ePublications, Lund University’s search engine for electronic resources, or in LUBITO, the university’s shared list of both printed and electronic journals.
Link to LUBsearch ePublications on Lund University Libriaries website
Link to LUBITO on Lund University Libriaries website

Library guide to online reference books

Are you looking for online reference works in physics and astronomy? Visit our library guide about how e-reference works, sorted by subjects.

Other reliable sources

Are you looking for a type of source not available with the university search tools? We have gathered reliable databases and other resources where you may find reports from authorities, patents, and standards.


Lund University has access to a collection of both Swedish and international standards. These are available through the Swedish Institute for Standards (SIS) database at


Search for information about patents in Swedish and International databases:

Government agency publications

Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemikalieinspektionen)

The Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemikalieinspektionen) is an agency under the Government of Sweden. They are responsible for ensuring the safe use of chemicals to reduce the risk of harmful effects on humans and the environment. They are responsible for compiling knowledge and documentation about the effects of different chemicals, as well as for the development and implementation of environmental policy.  

Kemikalieinspektionen publishes knowledge-based compilations in the form of memos and reports, dealing with different types of chemicals and their effect on public health and the environment. These publications can be downloaded from the agency’s website under Publications. Most of these publications are only available in Swedish.

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) is an agency under the Ministry of the Environment with expertise in meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climatology.
The SMHI research department conduct research on hydrology, oceanography, air quality, atmospheric remote sensing, meteorology and the climate. The research is published in the form of scientific articles in academic journals. In addition, SMHI produces reports and factsheets, most of which are written in Swedish but some are also available in English. You can find all publications from SMHI on their website under Publikationer.

Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten)

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority reports to the Ministry of the Environment and has mandates from the Swedish Government within the areas of nuclear safety, radiation protection and nuclear non-proliferation.
The Authority works proactively and preventively in order to protect people and the environment from the undesirable effects of radiation, now and in the future.
They continually strive for development through continuous improvements based on established standards to maintain quality and standards to protect natural and occupational environments.
You can find all publications from Swedish Radiation Safety Authority on their website under Publications.

Lund University publication databases

You find publications and thesis written by researchers and PhD students at Lund University in Lund University's research portal. You find degree thesis and other essays written by students at Lund University in LUP Student Papers.


Swepub makes it possible to search among articles, conference papers, dissertations etc. published at Swedish universities and authorities. Use Swepub for an overview of what is published in your research area, to get titles in full text, abstracts and citations.