The Library (full name: Library for the healthcare administration) provides research support at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Library services are also provided to the following government agencies:
- Norwegian Directorate of Health
- Norwegian Medicines Agency
- Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
- Norwegian Board of Health Supervision
The department includes the Substance Use library, which is primarily directed at Norwegian municipalities and regional competence centres within the substance use field.
One of the Library’s main tasks is carrying out systematic literature searches to identify published research, the starting point for many projects. This requires advanced knowledge and considerable methodological skills within structured searching. Often, one of the Library’s search specialists collaborate actively in project groups established to prepare systematic reviews.
Research support provided by the Library:
- Development, implementation and documentation of systematic literature searches
- Access to databases for searching published scholarly material
- Reference tools: EndNote training and support
- Reference quality control
- Publishing process: guiding researchers in the landscape of Open Access requirements
- Responsible for making research projects and publications visible in the Cristin database
- Responsible for the annual reporting of academic publishing, the basis for the Norwegian Publication Indicator.
- Responsible for the NIPH’s open repository which holds the research output of NIPH employees
- Responsible for preparing an annual bibliometric analysis for NIPH
- Provides full text access to ejournals by managing agreements with publishers
- Document delivery services: employees can request articles or books they need from the Library
- See the library's web pages (in Norwegian only)