Dissertations are required to have an ISBN number. Apply for an ISBN number from the University Library by sending an email to email@example.com with the authors name and "kennitala", title of dissertation, relevant school and faculty.
Authors are also encouraged to apply for an ORCID ID.
ISBN and ORCID should appear on back of the title page of the dissertation along with other relevant information.
Submit an electronic copy of the dissertation to the University’s repository Opin vísindi, see instructions.
The numerous databases the library subscribes to, offer more advanced search techniques.
Is a specialized search tool which focuses on information from scholarly and peer-reviewed sources. Keep in mind that GoogleScholar's definition of "academic" is fairly broad so make sure you practice good source evaluation.
For best results, use several search tools, and familiarize yourself with basic search techniques and the search interface of the database(s) you're going to use. Please contact library services if you need help firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find printed books and e-books which are available in Icelandic libraries in Leitir.is.
All e-journal subscriptions and many Open access titles are listed in Find Journals. You can browse categories, search for individual titles and articles. Most of these journals can also be found in Leitir.is as well as journals in print format.
When searching for journal articles on a specific subject most people start their search with GoogleScholar or Leitir.is.
The National and University Library has access to a number of licenced databases, general and subject specific, which offer more sophisticated search techniques that give better search results.
Dissertations and Theses
Skemman is a digital repository that holds BA and MA final thesis written at Icelandic Universities.
PhD dissertations from Icelandic Universities are deposited in the institutional repository opinvisindi.is. Other dissertations can possibly be located in collective repositories or in those of individual universities.