Trial: Cold War Eastern Europe, Module I:1953-1960

Cold War Eastern Europe, Module I:1953-1960 provides digital access to over six thousand primary source files from the political departments of the U.K. Foreign Office relating to the Soviet Union, East Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania.

The files cover every aspect of political, economic, cultural, social and dissident life behind the ‘Iron Curtain’ ranging from state leadership to protest movements; agricultural output to international trade agreements; scientific progress to minority populations; religion to sporting events; and state run media to popular culture.

Trial ends on Friday 9th March 2018.

Please note: The My Archive and the Document and Citation Download functions are not available on this trial edition. Documents can be viewed using the image viewer function.

This database can also be found via Helka database.

Feedback: e-library[at]helsinki.fi

On Trial: Statista until 9.2

Statista is an international platform with special focus on EU, UK, U.S. and Asia.

Statista includes:

More than 1 million statistics from over 18,000 sources (including both national and   international data)

Over 80,000 topics in 170 multidisciplinary categories, ranging from agriculture to media   and marketing

Market data, consumer behaviour, demographics and opinion polls
Digital Market Outlook

3,000 Statista Dossiers and Industry Reports

20,000 studies & reports from third parties

Forecasts from 425 industries covering 40 countries

Feedback you can send to e-library@helsinki.fi

 

Study information seeking and management

Do you need to polish your information seeking and management skills? Try information seeking and management courses offered by the library. You can study how to use RefWorks reference management programme, get individual guidance at the information seeking workshop or try our online course for thesis writers. All the courses are free of charge for the UH students and staff.

Upcoming Courses in English

RefWorks Reference Management

Kaisa, computer class 5057

02.02.18 Fri pe 14:15-16:00

02.03.18 Fri 14:15-16:00

Viikki, Info Center, class 138

Wed 21.03.18 14:15-15:45

Students register at Weboodi 98510.

Staff registration.

Are you interested in the course? Let us and the others know also on Facebook!

Information Management for Doctoral Candidates: Life and Natural Sciences. Register at Weboodi 984011 (only for doctoral candidates).

Viikki Info Center, class 416

30.01.18 Tue 10:15-11:45

06.02.18 Tue 10:15-11:45

13.02.18 Tue 10:15-11:45

27.02.18 Tue 10:15-11:45

Read more about courses offered by the library at our website.

Information seeking and management workshop

Every Monday 3 pm – 5 pm during the term (8.1-11.6.2018)

Kaisa House, 5th floor, computer class 5057

The event is also on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/1937548579905494/

You can just drop in at the workshop whenever you like between 3 pm – 5 pm and ask your questions. No prior registration required. You can bring your own laptop along.

Online course for thesis writers

Information Seeking and Management for Thesis Writers

You can look at the course materials as a guest but completing the assignments require a login. You can either:

  • Log in with your organisation ID (University of Helsinki or other Finnish higher education institutions) using Haka login.
  • Create a user account at mooc.helsinki.fi. and log in with this ID.

#Learn with HULib

 

Tuhat-clinics start Jan 9th @ Kaisa House

During January library offers support for annual research reporting at the library Tuhat-clinics:

Kaisa House

January 9th 10-12, pc-room 5057
January 25th 14-16, pc-room 5057

Kumpula

January 15th 13-15, Campus library classroom G108b

Meilahti

January 15th 14-16, Terkko pc-classroom

Viikki

January 19th 10-12, pc-classroom 170, Info Centre Korona, 1st floor

No registration, welcome!

Other ways to get support:

Price List Renewed

The price list of Helsinki University Library was renewed at the beginning of 2018.

There are changes to the previous pricing especially regarding the interlibrary loan and document delivery services. For both University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital units and their personnel document delivery from the collections Helsinki University Library is free of charge (see HUPS Service). For interlibrary loans from other libraries and as well as all document deliveries for other customer groups service is subject to a fee.

The new price list is available on the library’s website and can be obtained from any of the library’s customer service desks on request.

New electronic primary sources: 19th century newspapers and the history of indigenous peoples in North America

The Helsinki University Library has purchased Gale’s 19th Century U.S. Newspapers and Indigenous Peoples: North America.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers – a full-text searchable, facsimile-image database – provides an as-it-happened window on events, culture, and daily life in nineteenth-century America that is of interest to both professional and general researchers. The collection features publications of all kinds, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century’s end. Every aspect of society and every region of the nation is found in the archive – rural and urban, large cities and small towns, coast to coast, etc. Includes major newspapers as well as those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women’s rights groups, labor groups, the Confederacy, and other groups and interests. Also included are illustrated papers that bring the nineteenth century to life through the drawings of many artists.

Newspapers included are:

New York Herald (NY)

Lynchburg Virginian (VA)

Pacific Commercial Advertiser (HI)

Rocky Mountain News (CO)

Southern Illustrated News (VA)

Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago), Milwaukee Sentinel (WI)

The Bee (OH), The Mountaineer (SC)

Indigenous Peoples: North America is a comprehensive collection on the experience of the indigenous peoples of North America. Enabling exploration of the political, social, and cultural history of native peoples from the sixteenth century well into the twentieth century, Indigenous Peoples: North America illustrates the fabric of the North American story with unprecedented depth and breadth. Comprehensive yet personal, the collection covers the history of American Indian tribes and supporting organizations, meeting a need for historical researchers. Indigenous Peoples: North America provides a robust, diverse, and appealing search experience and enable intelligent inquiry into the culture and heritage of indigenous people.

Indigenous Peoples: North America is sourced from both American and Canadian institutions, as well as direct-from-source from newspapers from various tribes and Indian-related organizations. The collection also features indigenous-language materials, including dictionaries, bibles, and primers.

 

Library’s opening hours 18.12.2017-14.1.2018

Holiday season opening hours begin on Monday December 18th at the Helsinki University Library. We will return to normal opening hours on Monday January 15th 2018.

 

 

Kaisa House is closed between 23rd and 26th of Dec., Kumpula and Viikki Campus Libraries are closed from Dec. 23rd to January 1st. Meilahti Campus Library Terkko is closed from Dec. 23rd to Jan. 7th 2018.  Kaisa House and Learning Centres Aleksandria and Minerva are open between holidays on December 27th to 29th.

Check all holiday season opening hours from the library’s website.

Please bear in mind that the approaching turn of the year also extends the loan period of books.