The Library’s Research Support

The University Library provides support and advice on issues relating to research and academic publishing. This includes DiVA, Open Access, bibliometrics, ORCID, university policy, reference management and the allocation of ISBN/ISSN for reports and theses.


DiVA is Dalarna University's publications database. It contains research publications and degree theses. As a doctoral student, researcher or teacher at Dalarna University you are required to register your academic publications in DiVA.

More information: DiVA

Open Access

Open Access refers to the free availability of research results online. EU, the Swedish Government and several key research funders require research results to be published Open Access. Dalarna University recommends that doctoral students and researchers publish Open Access. To support this the university provides funding.

The library participates in Open Access-agreements with a number of publishers, several of which via the national library consortium Bibsam. Search for academic journals where you can publish Open Access free of charge or with a reduced publishing fee.

More information: Open Access


Bibliometrics is a term given to a range of quantitative methods used to analyse research publications. DiVA, Web of Science and the Norwegian model are some of the data sources used in analyses. At Dalarna University, bibliometric analysis is conducted by the library.

More information: Bibliometrics

Publishing of Doctoral and Licentiate Theses

Dalarna University's theses are published in the series Dalarna Doctoral Dissertations and Dalarna Licentiate Theses. Dalarna University's theses must be registered, including full text, in DiVA.

The printed version of your thesis is compiled through cooperation with Thesis Production at Uppsala University Library.

Electronic posting is mandatory and must be done at least three weeks before the public defence. Traditional posting with hammer and nail is voluntary. You post your thesis by registering it in Dalarna University's DiVA.

More information: Publish doctoral and licentiate thesis

Dalarna University's Report Series

The University's main report series:

  • Arbetsrapport/Högskolan Dalarna
  • Kultur och Lärande
  • Interkulturellt utvecklingscentrum Dalarna (IKUD)
  • Working papers in transport, tourism, information technology, and microdata analysis

Each publication is assigned certain mandatory information such as an ISBN, ISSN or a serial number. All of the University’s report series are required to be registered with full text in DiVA.

More information: Dalarna University's report series


ORCID is a unique international identifier for researchers. Researchers at Dalarna University are strongly encouraged to create an ORCID ID as a means of ensuring correct attribution of research publications.

More information: ORCID

Policies and Decisions

Dalarna University has policies in place on the subjects of publications, archives, and Open Access that apply to doctoral students, researchers, and employees at the university. At this time, most of these policies are available in Swedish only.

More information: Policy och beslut (Swedish webpage)

Research Data

Dalarna University researchers can receive assistance with documenting, storing, archiving, and making accessible their research data:

More information: Research Data Support

Reference Management

The library offers support for the reference management programs EndNote and Zotero.

More information: Copyright and Referencing

Courses at the Doctoral Level

Dalarna University’s course General Principles of Scientific Work: Introductory Course, FHV0001, 7.5 credits, contains a section on searching for information in databases and scientific communication that the library is responsible for.

NVivo – Analysis of qualitative data

NVivo is a software that facilitates qualitative data analysis (QDA). It is a program where you in a systematic way can gather and structure both your material and your ideas for a project. NVivo can help you find different connections in the material. Dalarna University has a campus license for the program, which can be downloaded via the Software Center. If you want help getting started, the library can offer an introduction to NVivo.

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