Finding Sources

The most common way to find sources for your academic paper or presentation is through the library.


When you need to find books, articles or other kinds of information for your academic paper or presentation, you usually go to the library to search through the information available there or on the internet.

Remember that you can also get information from people you know or from references from your notes or books.

It may be a good idea to keep a logbook describing your information-search process. Then you can trace back the information you have collected, and you can benefit from your information-search experience next time you have to start searching for materials for a paper.

Main libraries for AU students

  • The State and University Library is the biggest library at Aarhus University, and here you can find almost anything. At this library it is not possible to walk around among the books in order to find what you need. You search for your books or articles through the library’s search engine, and if you order a book, you can usually pick it up the next day.
  • Libraries at Aarhus University. A complete list of all libraries at Aarhus University.
  • Bibliotek.dk is a database where you can search through materials from all the Danish libraries. It usually takes some time before you receive the books you order through this system so make sure to search for the books you need before the last minute.