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For material on a particular subject it is often best to search and retrieve in one of the many subject specific databases. By searching a database you can access a curated range of documents, and often the full source texts. Unlike Google, the databases select data by quality and subject, making it easier for you to find relevant information. In a database, you also have better control over your search. You can, for example, delimit and filter it in different ways. We are happy to answer any questions about databases or how to use particular databases.

All accessible databases

LUBsearch Databases A-Z is a collection of all databases available to you via the Lund University Libraries. The databases also include open access resources selected by librarians. LUBsearch Databases A-Z supports free-text searches, alphabetical searches, and subject searches.

Search and find in LUBsearch Databases A–Z

Interdisciplinary search tools

Selected subject-specific databases

Below, you can find a selection of subject-specific databases.

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Biology and environmental science

The Web of Science is particularly useful for biologists as it includes such databases as Zoological Record®, BIOSIS®, and CABI.

Web of Science

Further resources in biology and environmental science

The links below lead to the resources’ websites.


The Web of Science is particularly useful for chemistry and food technology because it includes the FSTA® Food Science and Technology Abstracts database.

Web of Science

Further resources in chemistry

The links below lead to the resources’ websites.

Geology and physical geography

The links below lead to the resources’ websites.

Climate and geodata

Lund University’s Geographic Information Systems Centre lists free geodata resources, both Swedish and international. The resources range from static map image to interactive map services.

Geographical data for everyone –

Physics and astronomy

The links below lead to the resources’ websites.

Alvin — A platform for digital collections and digitised cultural heritage

Use Alvin to search and find manuscripts, private archives, pictures, maps, and older print material across Sweden, including the university libraries of Lund, Uppsala, and Gothenburg.

Search and find in the digital collection platform Alvin