Services for Researchers

Information specialists at LIRU possess extensive knowledge of library collections in the academic fields of RU. They can provide information on what is available and where it is located and thus facilitate information searches. Furthermore, they can assist users in locating primary sources, conference papers and reports, as well as provide various practical services.


Information specialists

  • Provide practical information on the reference management program Zotero

  • Provide practical information on the main citation styles used; APA, IEEE, and OSCOLA

  • Search for sources. Please send us a Request for information search.

  • Find information on specific sources for a bibliography

  • Assist with impact factors for journals and authors

  • Provide information on the strategy of individual journals regarding open access

  • Assist with alerting services to monitor new material concerning specific topics

  • Provide material from other libraries when needed. Please send us Article and book requests, interlibrary loans

  • Offer access to databases and electronic journals outside campus via off-campus access

  • is the online institutional repository of Icelandic University libraries. Skemman mainly contains copies of student theses but also academic articles and other material from faculty members. Instructions for academics on how to submit to Skemman.


  • Open access. It is necessary to consider publication in open access. Such publication is in some instances a choice, but demands for publishing research in OA are steadily increasing. There are two main routes to OA publishing; the golden route and the green route. The golden route is publication in OA journals which usually entails costs which falls to the author or the author's institution. The green route consists in concurrent publication and archiving in a repository, either institutional or a subject repository. Information on the OA publication strategy of individual publishers and journals is accessible at SherpaRomeo

  • OA strategy of the Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannis)

  • OA strategy of the European Union.


A traditional way to assess the visibility and impact of scientific writing, within a field, is to calculate an impact factor for individual authors. Impact factors are an important part of evaluating the research contribution of faculty members.  


 For further information and assistance please contact


Sara Stef. Hildardóttir

library director

Book orders
Open access
Information searches

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