We offer guidance to information and literature searching and reference management. We can also give you advice on questions related to publishing, Open Access, and CRISTIN. For PhD students we recommend PhD on Track, a learning resource adapted to the needs of early career-researchers.
There are libraries on all campuses, please contact us if you have any questions.
Cristin (Current Research Information System in Norway) is a system for research documentation within Norwegian higher education, research institutes and the regional health trusts.
The individual researchers register their publications in Cristin. Publications at level 1 or 2 qualify for publications points. From 2015 onwards, collaborations – especially internationally – are rewarded extra.
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Norwegian Publication Indicator (NPI) aims to promote excellent research and provide overview of and insight into research activities.
Norwegian Centre for Research Data is responsible for the Norwegian register for scientific journals, series and publishers. The register shows which scientific publications that are recognized in the weighted funding model.
Contact us at email@example.com for further information.
Publishing and Open Access
VID aims to give free access to research results, for individuals, the public sector, business and industry, nationally and internationally. According to principles for academic freedom, the employees themselves choose where and how they want to publish their scientific work.
Open Access entails that scientific publications are accessible online without restrictions, either through Open Access journals, or through digital institutional archives. With Open Access, the author retains copyright of the publication, but gives users access to read, download, distribute, print or link to the full text document without cost. More information can be found on the pages Open Access to research and Affiliation.
The Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers allows you to search the register for approved publication channels (journals and publishers).
The Norwegian publication indicator aims to promote research and provide insight into research activity.
VID:Open – our digital Open Access archive in full text. The Open Access system is highly recommended by authorities in Norway and worldwide. The Norwegian authorities support the EU goal of Open Access to all publicly funded research by 2020.
Bibliometrics is a method for statistically measuring a researcher’s impact, based on citation analysis. NTNU blogs about bibliometrics (in Norwegian): Alle siteringer er like, men noen siteringer er likere enn andre and Hva er publiseringspoeng? For information in English, we refer to the Nordic Institute for studies in Innovation, Research and Education
National Center for Systems and Services for Research and Studies (CERES), now a part of The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research (Unit), is currently working on a project (in Norwegian) to establish an infrastructure for bibliometrics on a national level in Norway. The aim is to offer research institutions bibliometric data from, and benchmarking and analyses of, Norwegian research compared to global research.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VID’s resource page on research ethics is only partly translated to English. We also recommend The Research Ethics Library for more information on the topic.
EndNote is a tool that helps you to find, save and organize your references. EndNote makes it easier to manage references, and to create bibliographies in Word. More about EndNote and other reference management tools.
VID provides a shared licence for all employees. To access the software, contact email@example.com. For other questions concerning EndNote, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NVivo and SPSS
Nvivo is a software used for organizing and analyzing qualitative or unstructured research data.
SPSS is a software package used for statistical analysis in quantitative research.
All academic staff can get access to Nvivo and SPSS. Master students can get access to SPSS after recommendation from their supervisor. These programs are not available to bachelor students.
Send request for NVivo and/or SPSS
NB! Ph.d.-students get access from their centre leader, please refer to the section "Starting" on the page Information to PhD students – starting phase.
Databases and online resources
If you are looking for databases and online resources, we have made an alphabetic overview over those you can access through VID’s library service, available on the page Databases and online resources. Contact your campus library if you need guidance.
PhD on Track
PhD on Track is a quality resource for PhD students who are beginning their research career. PhD on track provides information on searching for information and literature, and on how to publish research. The different topics within each module are made based on a study performed at several university libraries, and presented in PhD candidates and the research process: The library’s contribution. PhD on Track is a collaborative project with partners for the library at NHH – The Norwegian School of Economics and the university libraries in Oslo, Bergen and Aalborg.