All printed and electronic material can be found in the database Alma. When you make queries in Alma you can delimit the result of the search to resources located in the Donner library and, if needed, sort the items into print or electronic material. Books can be requested in advance via Alma or borrowed directly from our open shelves. The tailor-made guide Libguides, provided by the ÅAU Library, can be useful when you search for more specific research literature. In Libguides you find tips on how to make queries in Alma, on central databases and journals and on instructions for how to find theses within the field of religion.
An especially important electronic resource is the ATLA Religion Database with AtlaSerials. It provides access to the American Theological Library Association’s (ATLA) index of articles, book reviews and essays as well as some full-text resources pertaining to all areas within the research field of religion. In order for you to be able to find relevant literature in Alma, we have provided each book with keywords. Therefore, when you search for material, it may be useful to check in a thesaurus which keywords are used in the field. In Swedish we use keywords included in the thesaurus Allärs when we index our books, in English we use the ATLA thesaurus. In the library, the books are ordered in shelves in four different rooms according to our own classification system. Basically, the library is organised according to two primary principles: religion and theme (e.g. Judaism, Mysticism, Media) as well as according to the approach of study (e.g. sociology of religion, psychology of religion). New acquisitions are found in the news shelf in the research hall and on the ground floor.
The library personnel are happy to help you find what you need!