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Scandinavian Studies: Language, Literature and Culture - Under Construction : Scandinavia - General

A Guide to Doing Research on Language, Literature and Culture for the Scandinavian Countries and Areas Researched at UW-Madison


For Dictionaries in specific Scandinavian languages, please click on that language's tab.


Mini Ordbogen/Ordboka/Ordboken

Language Information

Att Förstå Varandra i Norden - A Book about Similarities and Differences between Danish, Norwegian and Swedish

Libraries and Research

To Find Books, Search the Following Library Catalogs:


UW-Madison Library Catalog - Search for books at UW-Madison and in Other UW Libraries.

OCLC WorldCat- Search here to find information about books and which libraries in the world have them.

The European Library - Search for books in 48 National Libraries in Europe as well as Leading Research Libraries in Europe.


To Find Articles, Search the Following Databases:




Professional Organizations


Scandinavian Studies is a rather small field.  Nevertheless, there are several professional organizations throughout the world.  Here are a few:

Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study - This is the professional organization for Scandinavian Studies in the US.

Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada - This is the professional organization for Scandinavian Studies in Canada.

Scandinavian Studies Web - This is a website for Librarians dealing with Scandinavian Studies

Subject Guide

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Todd Michelson-Ambelang
Librarian for Scandinavian Humanities and South Asia; Liaison to the Center for the Humanities and Institute for Research in the Humanities; GLS ADA Accessibility Liaison for Public Services
Memorial Library, 416
728 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-3475