OPEN SCIENCE KIOSK on every Campus October 24-27


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.


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!


On Trial: Academic Video Online until 30.11.2017

Academic Video Online delivers more than 62,000 multidisciplinary video titles including 17,000 exclusive to Alexander Street. The depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons.

The content is following:

Art & Design


Health Sciences


Literature & Language

Music & Performing Arts

Psychology & Counseling

Science & Engineering

Social Sciences

For more information about the content included in this collection, click HERE.


Let´s celebrate Open Science – Welcome to Think Corner October 23 2017

Event: Open Science afternoon (in Finnish)
Location: Think Corner, Stage (Yliopistonkatu 4)
Time: Oct 23, 2017 at 1 pm – 2.30 pm

How does open access publishing, open learning materials and open data affect researchers’ work? Will open science change research and publishing fundamentally? How does the future look for science publishing and open research?

University lecturer Mirkka Lappalainen, Research Administration Specialist (UH) Eeva Nyrövaara, Professor Markku Löytönen and Gaudeamus publishing director Leena Kaakinen will take the stage and discuss about these and plenty of more questions.

Helsinki University Library will also reward an open science promoter. So show up and get inspired!

The event is part of the International Open Access Week at the University of Helsinki Library, free of charge and open to everyone. Think Corner Café serves throughout the event.

For more information on events during Open Access Week (23.-29.10.), visit the library’s Open Access event site.


Trial: Interested in the history of China? Translations of the Peking Gazette Online until 1.11

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a comprehensive database of approximately 8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China’s long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912.

As the mouthpiece of the government, the Peking Gazette is the authoritative source for information about the Manchu state and its Han subjects as they collectively grappled with imperial decline, re-engaged with the wider world, and began mapping the path to China’s contemporary rise.

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Northern Rococo Brings Sculpture to the Kaisa House 2.-15.10.2017

Sculptor and visual arts teacher Riikka Mäkikoskela‘s works are exhibited in the Kaisa House (Fabianinkatu 30) lobby area from October 2nd until October 15th, 2017.

Mäkikoskela has taught two years at HyArt, Drawing Department, Porthania, University of Helsinki. She considers the teaching dialogue as multidirectional: the art-making of both the students and the teacher influence each other. This abundance is a common feature of the sculptures in Northern Rococo exhibition.

In the spirit of Rococo, Mäkikoskela combines crafts and fine art. She uses traditional materials and techniques such as ceramics, but also unites materials with an open mind, for example, ceramics and acrylic plastic. Both the choice of working material and the way of working on it is important to Mäkikoskela, as both create cultural meanings and references to habits and ways of making born at different times. Mäkikoskela’s aim is to find a dialogue between the content of the artwork, the used materials, and the ways of making.

The themes of Mäkikoskela’s art practice are the blending of material and cultural, material meanings and concepts, and the interpretation of tradition. In her works of art, she deals with how to act and live together, and how habits and ways of making are shaped from generation to generation. Mäkikoskela portrays the experiences of co-existence and tells local stories that are open to several interpretations. They are colored by, for example, Christianity born in the Middle East and art history with a focus on Central Europe. Mäkikoskela’s works of art open up to a Northern Finnish soulscape, where there is often, alongside the polar night, light, life, and jocularity which lead life to the next spring. The sculptures in the exhibition celebrate the experiential thinking and the abundance and diversity of life – without forgetting their negative sides.

• Doctor of Arts Riikka Mäkikoskela (born 1975) has studied at Lahti University of Applied Sciences/Institute of Fine Arts, University of Art and Design Helsinki and Aalto University. She is a member of Association of Finnish Sculptors and Helsinki Artists’ Association. Mäkikoskela’s artworks and research have been presented at several events, conferences, publications, galleries, and museums both in Finland and abroad. Alongside artistic work, she currently serves as a visiting researcher at Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Department of Art.

Kaisa House is open also on Sundays 8.10.-26.11.2017

From October 8th until November 26th the Main Library will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays, with the exception of the weekend of All Saints’ Day 4.-5.11. during which the whole building will be closed.

Entrance on Sundays is from Fabianinkatu or by lift from Kaisaniemenkatu (1st floor) or by lift from Helsinki University metro station (floor K1).

On Sundays Kaisa House will function as a self-service library. The collections and facilities are available to customers on all floors. The customer service on the 3rd floor is closed.

You can pick up your reservations as self-service from the open shelves at the service desk. Should you have problems with using the library or the self-service facilities, phone service will be available.

In case you need a guest login to the University network or copy cards (e.g. for printing), you have to get these earlier in the week.

Study information seeking and management online!

Do you need help in finding sources for your master’s thesis but don’t have time to take a course? Try our new online open course on information seeking that is targeted at international students writing their master’s thesis.

MOOCThe course is produced by Helsinki University Library and it is currently a beta version.

The courses are open for everybody who want to polish their skills in information seeking and management. You can look at the course materials as a guest but completing the assignments require creating a user account. The courses are open for the time being.

Experience a new way of learning and be surprised what you’ll find!

Looking for Something? Train Your Information Seeking and Management Skills!

Helsinki University Library offers information seeking and management courses in English during the fall semester. You can study how to use RefWorks reference management program, get individual guidance at the information seeking workshop or try our new online course for thesis writers. All the courses are free of charge for the UH students and staff.

Open Training

You can see the list of upcoming courses on our website or search for a course directly at Weboodi by using the course code.

Examples of upcoming courses held in English.

RefWorks Reference Management (Kaisa)
Students, please register at Weboodi, 98510. Others register here.

Information Retrieval: Life and Natural Sciences (Viikki)
Students, please register at Weboodi, 98511. Others register here.

RefWorks Reference Management (Viikki)
Students, please register at Weboodi, 98510. Others register here.

RefWorks Reference Management (Kaisa)
Students register at Weboodi 98510. Others register here.

Information Seeking Workshop

Kaisa House, 5th floor, computer class 5057
Every Monday 3 pm – 5 pm during the term (11.9. – 18.12.2017)
No prior registration required!

Just drop in whenever you like between 3 pm – 5 pm and ask your questions. You can bring your own laptop along.

The workshop is also on Facebook.

Tiedonhankinnan työpaja

More information about the courses on our website. 


On Trial: SciVal Trends until 17.10

What is SciVal Trends?

SciVal Trends allows researchers to search current scientific trends. By choosing an existing research area, or defining one of your own, this tool provides up-to-date information on scientific research. SciVal Trends displays information in a variety of ways: by institutions, countries, authors, journals and keyphrases (including a useful keyphrase diagram in the summary section). As such, researchers can find the current scientific trends that might lead to a new research strategy, opportunities to collaborate, or help identify the recent work of peers in their research area.

Please be aware that you will need to register for a SciVal account in order to fully access this resource.

The trial for SciVal Trends ends on 17.10.2017.

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