Oye cómo va – Keep current in Latin American and North American studies with our guide

In Area and cultural studies –guide you will find the most relevant sources of information, new books, core databases, journals, articles and news feeds in Latin America and North America studies.

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The guide provides you also with a collection of databases and portals, news, archives and statistical sources etc. The guide is open access although some of the content is only available in the University of Helsinki network.

Helsinki University Library´s team has compiled this guide especially for researchers and students of University of Helsinki. All are welcome to use it though!

We welcome your feedback and suggestions for improvement!

 


ResearchGuides  – Library’s information sources from various research fields, expert librarians and help guides

 

All Library Locations Open Normally on Friday Feb 2nd

All Helsinki University Library locations are open normally on Friday, the 2nd of February. The trade union demonstrations scheduled for Friday do not affect service in the libraries.

Please note, however, that Well Cafe in the Kaisa House will close already at 6 pm on Friday. After that, entrance to the library is only via Fabianinkatu or by elevator from the metro station.

Beware of thieves at the Kaisa House!

There’s been quite an unpleasant wave of theft going on in the last few days.

The thieves seem to be operating professionally. Please, stay alert while you’re at the library and keep an eye on your belongings. Do not leave your things behind your back so that you do not see them. Do not leave valuables in your pockets.

To prevent theft

  • Never leave your belongings unattended.
  • Secure your bag by placing its strap under your foot or around the foot of your chair.
  • Immediately report to the library staff if you notice something suspicious.

If you’re a victim of theft

  • tell the library staff and turvallisuusvalvomo [at] helsinki.fi
    – provide an accurate description of the theft with the following details: 1) time and place, 2) description of the victim e.g. colour of clothing
    3) what was stolen
  • report the theft to the police.

 

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.

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.

Please notice exceptions to opening hours on December 5th-6th

Libraries’ opening hours on Tuesday, Dec 5th :

– Main Library Kaisa House 8 am – 6 pm, customer service 10 am – 6 pm
– Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries 8 am – 4 pm
– Learning Centre Minerva 8 am – 3.45 pm
– Learning Centre Aleksandria 8 am – 5.45 pm.

On Independence Day Wednesday Dec 6th all locations are closed. Aleksandria can be accessed with a magnetic key.

Library opening hours during the turn of the year.

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

Research Data Management Planning is worthwhile

Many of the researchers at the University of Helsinki that applied for funding from the Academy of Finland in the fall of 2016 used a web-based tool, DMPTuuli, when writing their data management plans.   137 researchers received funding in the spring of 2017.  Of these 64 percent had registered in DMPTuuli, which is administered by the Helsinki University Library.

Applying for funding is an everyday task for researchers. From 2016 the Academy of Finland has demanded that funding applications contain a data management plan as a separate appendix. The DMPTuuli, a tool for facilitating the writing of data management plans, was created by the Finnish Tuuli project on the iniative of the Helsinki university library.

DMPTuuli is based on the idea that the web form with templates and guidelines for different funders and organisations help researchers plan and document data management through the different stages of their research project.  This way questions about copyright, data security, and reuse of data are considered.

Get guidance on DMPworkshops

Information Specialist Mikko Ojanen and DMPWorkshop, Spring 2017. Picture: Jussi Männistö

Researchers get guidance in the use of DMPTuuli and information about services and the benefits of data management in the data management workshops of the University of Helsinki DataSupport. These workshops have been very popular. Several hundred researchers have participated in them. The library is the coordinator of the DataSupport and also one of the providers of expertise.  The university’s DataSupport  answers questions about data management both during funding application rounds and outside them.

DataSupport can be reached by email at researchdata@helsinki.fi and by phone at 02 941 23000.

Translation: Monica Allardt

Opening hours on All Saints’ Day

The library has exceptions to regular opening hours on All Saints’ Day:

On Friday November 3th
– Main Library Kaisa House open 8 am – 6 pm, customer service 10 am – 6 pm
– Kumpula Campus Library open 9 am – 4 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Meilahti Campus Library Terkko open 8 am – 8 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Viikki Campus Library open 9 am – 4 pm, customer service 10 am – 4 pm
– Learning Centre Aleksandria 8 am – 5:45 pm
– Learning Centre Minerva 8 am – 5:45 pm.

Libraries and learning centres are closed on Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th.