Serials Solutions, a ProQuest business, is working with Universitetsforlaget AS to include idunn.no, a database of 49 leading Nordic scientific journals. Including subscription and open access titles, idunn.no contains scholarly academic content that is peer-reviewed by editors who have deep professional respect within their field of study.
An important resource to libraries in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland as well as libraries around the world, idunn.no has grown from 30 titles with an average coverage spanning two years to 49 titles with coverage for 10-11 years for most journals. Titles cover a range of fields including law, education, health, social studies, humanities, economics and science.
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