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Oslo - Suggested reading

For information about the Norwegian culture and way of life, the following books are recommended:

  • Culture Shock! Norway
    By Jon Burbankused  - comprehensive and informative, used by ex pats
    ISBN: 1857330889
    Publisher: Kiperard 
  • Living in Norway
    A practical guide. - comprehensive and informative, used by ex pats
    Palamedes Press, Oslo 1999 (or newer)
  • Norwegians as Others See Them
    By K. Habert and A. Lillebø.
    Norwegian School of Management Press, 1988.
  • Dictionaries
    Engelsk Blå Ordbok
    Kunnskapsforlaget, Oslo 1999 (or newer)
  • English-Norwegian-Norwegian-English Dictionary
    Berlitz, Gyldendahl, Oslo 1999 (or newer)

Online information
The Norwegian Central Information Service (Statens Informasjonstjeneste): and   These web sites provide information from government and ministries as well as legal matters. Publications and application forms can be downloaded.

For online guides, use these web sites:

For a list of Norwegian magazines and papers, use these web sites:

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