Search and writing assistance

Students with computers in the library.Here you can find information which is particularly useful for students who want general support with their academic studies. On the library website there is more information about other services and support offered by the library.

Search and writing assistance

Welcome to our pages on search and writing assistance! Here we offer advice on  information searches, references and publishing essays in DiVA. You can also read more about the support offered by the library and the Study Support Unit.

Hand with tattoo writing on laptop.Search guide

How do you find scholarly articles and doctoral theses for your essay? Which search tools are useful to know about? Do you need search tutoring from a librarian? Read more in our Search guide.


Why is referencing so important? How should you write references according to, for example, the Harvard System? What is plagiarism? Which copyright issues are important to know about? Read more on the page References.

Writing essays

Looking for book suggestions about academic writing? Do you need a template for the essay cover page or learn more about using MS Word? Are you going to publish your essay in DiVA or need to know how to deal with GDPR? Read more on the page Writing essays.

The Study Support Unit

Do you need support when it comes to academic writing, speaking or study techniques? The Study Support Unit is located in the library and is staffed by teachers from the university. More information can be found on the page The Study Support Unit.