On trial until 31.1.2018: Oxford Scholarly Editions Online – English literature and Classical texts

Explore old texts in new ways: Oxford’s scholarly editions provide trustworthy, annotated primary texts for scholars and students.

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online provides access to authoritative poetry, drama, and fiction texts from all periods of English literature, as well as other important writings from across the humanities.

OSEO currently includes writers active between 1485 and 1901, plus Classical Latin and Greek authors — from Aeschylus, Austen, Bentham, Catullus, Dickens, and Donne through to Virgil and Wordsworth. It contains over 1,100 scholarly editions — the equivalent of more than 595,000 print pages.

Feedback by e-mail: e-library@helsinki.fi

Trial: BioCyc Database Collection until 28.12

BioCyc Databases  is available in University of Helsinki until 28.12.

The BioCyc databases are divided into three tiers, based on their quality.

Tier 1 databases have received at least one person-year of literature-based curation, and are the most accurate. EcoCyc and MetaCyc have each received more than 20 person-years of curation.

Tier 2 and Tier 3 databases contain computationally predicted metabolic pathways, predictions as to which genes code for missing enzymes in metabolic pathways, and predicted operons.

Funding Sources

The development of BioCyc is funded by NIH grant GM080746 from the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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

 

On trial: 19th century newspapers and the history of indigenous peoples in North America until 27.12.2017

Now you can study Gale’s American 19th century newspapers and the history of indigenous peoples in North America even at Christmas time.

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.

Feedback by e-mail: e-library@helsinki.fi

 

Hebrew, Greek, Chinese online – new encyclopedia and two dictionaries

The Helsinki University Library has purchased Brill’s Hebrew encyclopedia, dictionary of ancient Greek and Chinese-English dictionary.

The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day.

The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online features advanced search options, as well as extensive cross-references and full-text search functionality using the Hebrew character set. With over 850 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, this encyclopedia is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields.

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolario della Lingua Greca (3rd edition).

With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140 000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond. The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is an invaluable companion for the study of Classics and Ancient Greek, for beginning students and advanced scholars alike.

Chinese-English Dictionary Online is the first Chinese-English dictionary devoted solely to the premodern language. Being a practical lexicon of more than 8 000 characters, arranged alphabetically by Pinyin romanization, it is meant to facilitate the reading and translating of historical, literary, and religious texts dating from approximately 500 BCE to 1000 CE.

On Trial: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics until 8.12

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics is available in University of Helsinki until 8.12.

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online is cross-searchable and cross-referenced, and is equipped with a browsable index. All relevant fields in Arabic linguistics, both general and language specific are covered and the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online includes topics from interdisciplinary fields, such as anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and computer science.

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

On Trial: GALE Scholar Latin America & the Caribbean until 13.11.

Gale Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean brings together in a single place a  collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean; academic journals and news feeds covering the region; reference articles and commentary; maps and statistics; audio and video.

The following topics are included: Agriculture, Arts and Letters, Biographies, Business and Economics, Conquest and Exploration, Countries and Civilizations, Environment and Conservation, Government, Politics, and Law, International Affairs, Society and Culture, War and Diplomacy.

Feedback you can write: e-library@helsinki.fi

OPEN SCIENCE KIOSK on every Campus October 24-27

OPEN SCIENCE KIOSK

Venues & Time
City Centre Campus

Tue 24.10.2017 11.00-13.00 Porthania, lobby Yliopistonkatu 3

Meilahti Campus
Tue 24.10.2017 11.00-13.00 Biomedicum Helsinki 1 lobby, Haartmaninkatu 8

Kumpula Campus
Tue 24.10.2017 11.00-13.00 Physicum, lobby Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2

Viikki Campus
Fri 27.10.2017 11.00-13.00 Biocenter 3, Viikinkaari 1

To whom?

Researcher, lecturer or student: You are welcome to meet our experts whether you just want to discuss matters concerning Open Access or get more detailed advice.

Why?

Want to get yourself an ORCID id and link it with your TUHAT profile? Aiming to publish your research or thesis open access? Wish to hear more about discounts on APCs library has negotiated? Or is it about the data: Do you hope to manage your data / write a Research Data Management Plan?

Come and challenge us & explore the possibilities!

OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2017