Open Access to thousands of English-language university publications from Sweden


(Thanks to Peter Suber)

Swedish universities have launched a new website www.essays.se which gives non-Swedish speakers access to essays published at Swedish universities. About one fourth of the university essays in Sweden are written in English. At present there are more than 6,000 essays in the repository and several new items are added weekly. From the announcement (Nov 16):

”Every year tens of thousands of Swedish university students spend many million hours researching and writing their final theses. The end result - all the essays - is a knowledge resource of great weight. However, up until quite recently, it was common that the finished essays where stored away in the darkest corners of the university libraries, where no-one would ever find them.

This problem led way to the Swedish website Uppsatser.se. The website was launched in 2004, with the goal to become a knowledge platform that could bridge the knowledge-gap between university students, schools and companies in Sweden. essays.se contains all English-language essays from Uppsatser.se. essays.se and Uppsatser.se co-operate with the LIBRIS-department at the National Library of Sweden.”