Test New Helka – print and electronic collections in same search

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The Library database Helka has a new interface. Beta release is open for library users to test on helka.finna.fi

So What’s New?

You can find the Helsinki University Library collections on the New Helka. Also international electronic journals and articles can be searched through the same interface.

Finna_test_facebookThe new Article Search can find most of the international electronic collections that have previously been searched through the Nelli Portal. The new Article Search will replace the Nelli Portal, which will be terminated by the end of 2016.

Also collections of other Helka libraries can be searched on the New Helka.

The easy-to-use interface provides you with search suggestions and search results can be organized in many different ways.

Self-Service Features for User

When you have a Helka library card, for which you have selected a PIN code*, you can:

  • View and update your personal information
  • Renew your loans
  • Reserve books and publications
  • Pay your user fees online

You can also log into the New Helka with the University of Helsinki user account. Once you’ve connected your Helka library card number with your user account, you can access all university’s digital collections by a single sign-in.

You can also build and maintain lists of favorites in the New Helka.

*Choose your PIN in the old Helka database.

Give feedback

Any feedback you may have regarding the new Helka interface is warmly welcome. Please give your feedback online helka.finna.fi/Feedback

The New Helka is a beta release that is open for test use. The old Helka interface will be replaced with this new product later in 2016.