The databases are available at Konstfack.

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Search our databases from home

Students and staff at Konstfack can search our databases from home. Just follow the links below and you will be prompted to login using your Konstfack credentials.

Search guides

Need help with searching our databases? Take a look at our search guides, or book a search tutorial with a librarian.

Search guides

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Our databases

These are the licensed databases that are available to Konstfack students and staff. Visitors to the library can also access the databases.

Academic Search Premier - Access to approximately 5000 academic e-journals in various subjects (including medicine, science and technology)

Art and Architecture Source - Almost 1000 e-journals in architecture, art, and design

ARTstor - Image database in art history, two million pictures (mainly from museums in Europe and the United States of America)

Artikelsök - Swedish articles in most subjects

Design and Applied Arts Index - Reference database in design, craft and architecture

ERIC - Education (including education in Visual Arts, Media and Sloyd)

GlobalGrant - Grants

JSTOR - Archive with electronic journals, humanities & social sciences

Kanopy - Streaming service that provides access to a variety of documentaries and feature films.

Pidgeon Digital - Digital talks on architecture by world renowned architects and designers. (Trial period May - August 2024)

Taylor & Francis - Access to more than 2000 e-journals in the humanities and social sciences

Utbildningsradion / NE Play - Educational TV and radio programs

Encyclopedias & dictionaries

Nationalencyklopedin - General encyclopedia (Swedish)

NE:s ordböcker - Dictionaries (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English, French, German, Italian, Portugese, Spanish, etc.)

Other databases

Free online resources, including databases

Gender studies

Gena - PhD Theses in Women Studies

Kvinnsam - National Center for Gender Studies

Svensk Kvinnobiografiskt Lexikon - Biographical Dictionary of  Swedish Women


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Dictionaries - Online dictionary

LEXIN - Translation to & from Swedish

One Look Dictionary Search  

Svenska Akademiens Ordbok


Digital museum - Museum collections

Kringla - Museum collections

Riksantikvarieämbetets bebyggelseregister -
Building register


Art Discovery Group Catalogue (WorldCat)

Bibliography of the History of Art - BHA, RILA

Getty Open Content Program - Image database

Getty Research Portal - Art history (full text)

Google Arts & Culture

Moderna Museets konstdatabas - Art colletions 

Nationalmuseums samlingar - Art colletions 

Design & materials

Designarkiv - Swedish Design archive

Materia - Materials database

Image databases

Getty Open Content Program - Art history

Google Art Project

Video art & film

Electronic Arts Intermix - Media and video art

Filmcentrum - Distributor

Filmform - Film- and video archive (use Firefox)

Luxonline - Video art

Svensk filmdatabas - Swedish film database

Ubuweb - Film, video and sound art

Video Data Bank - Video art

Women Make Movies - Documentary films