On trial: BiblioRossica until 20.4.

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BiblioRossica is a portal that now offers a trial access to more than 17 000 Russian and English language ebook titles on various academic subjects. Also more than 2200 e-journals are available during the trial.

BiblioRossica is a project of Academic Studies Press (Boston, USA). Academic Studies Press is an independent scholarly publisher devoted to advancing knowledge in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on Jewish Studies, Slavic Studies and Eastern Europe and Russia Studies.

In addition to Academic Studies Press titles the BiblioRossica platform includes ebooks from a variety of other publishers e.g.: Central European University Press, Im Werden Verlag, Ad Marginem Press, and several Russian university presses and institutes.

Also available in Helka.

Trial period: 19.3. – 20.4.2018

Feedback: e-library[at]helsinki.fi or kk-slav[at]helsinki.fi


New resource: TOP SECRET of the 20th century foreign policy now digitized in Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War

Researchers and students of the University of Helsinki can now permanently access Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War, a rich resource containing British government secret intelligence and foreign policy files from 1873–1953. The majority of over 144,000 pages of content dates from the 1930s and 1940s. Spanning four key twentieth century conflicts, with a spotlight on the Second World War, the material enables research into intelligence, foreign policy, international relations, and military history in the period of Appeasement, through the Second World War, and into the early Cold War.

You can start exploring the content by theme. Quick Search provides a full-text search in all documents of the resource. In Advanced Search, you can refine your search by theme, region, document date or document type. By creating an account (My Archive), you can save searches and create reading list for later use. Help videos guide you through the key features!

The collection is sourced from The National Archives, U.K. Contact the Helsinki University Library personnel if you are interested in text mining the collection. The purchase of this Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group product for permanent access in the University of Helsinki network has been financed with support from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Helsinki.

This database can also be found via Helka database.

Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War

Feedback: e-library[at]helsinki.fi

Recent acquisitions: Wiley reference works in social and behavioural sciences & humanities

The following encyclopedias comprise of hundreds of articles and the content spans large areas of Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, e.g. social work, sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology, economics, criminology, peace and conflict studies. Hyperlinks accompany each entry, which direct readers to other relevant entries. You can find these encyclopedias in Wiley Online Library.

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Welfare

Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioural Sciences

Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology

The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment

The reference works are catalogued in Helka database, too.

This acquisition has been financed with the support of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Helsinki.

Feedback:: e-library@helsinki.fi

Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource

Biblioclub – 60,000 Russian ebooks for a year

Researchers, teachers and students of the University of Helsinki have access to 60,000 ebook titles of Russian ebook platform Biblioclub – University Library Online during one-year period. The ebook collection consists of scholarly ebooks and e-textbooks from leading Russian publishers in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The vast collection covers not only present-day research but also digitized material. Take a look what eastern neighbor has to offer in research in political science, linguistics, literary science, history, mathematics and cultural studies!

In addition, the collection contains encyclopedias, audiobooks and educational multimedia.

Use advanced search to find ebook titles or browse the collection in Sections on the left on the main page. You can read e-books online or download them in PDF format. The download limit for some of the books is 10 % / day.

Access to the collection is available until the end of November 2017 after which the 200 most used books will be selected to the Helsinki University library e-book collection. The online subscription to Biblioclub has been financed with support from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Helsinki.

Biblioclub – University Library Online

Availability: 1.12.2016–30.11.2017
Further information: Emilia Pyykönen, emilia.pyykonen@helsinki.fi
Feedback: e-library@helsinki.fi


New resource: Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War

Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War provides access to British government secret intelligence and foreign policy files from 1873 to 1953.

Sourced from The National Archives, U.K., the range of documents – from signals intelligence reports to government-directed policy and strategy – will support teaching and research from the period of Appeasement right through to the early Cold War.

Feedback: e-library[at]helsinki.fi

Trial: Rav Milim Hebrew Dictionary ~ until 30.9.


Rav Milim contains the entire modern Hebrew vocabulary, in all its layers and styles (historical, technical, colloquial, slang, etc.) with clear explanations, sources and usage examples

  • Full Hebrew thesaurus: A large compilation of synonyms: poetic, literary, slang
  • Dictionary of idioms and phrases, including their explanations
  • Rhyming Words: A list of all words which rhyme with the requested word
  • Grammar: Accurate grammatical analysis of each word in the dictionary – part of speech, gender, tenses, conjugations, root, proper vowel signs and spelling for every word in every conjugation
  • Hebrew-English-Hebrew Dictionary

The dictionary updates regularly, new words coined by the Academy of the Hebrew Language, alongside foreign terms and even new slang are added.

More information

NB! Remote access through VPN connection: for more information on VPN connections visit the Helpdesk web page on remote access.

Trial period: 31.8.- 30.9.2016

feedback. e-library@helsinki.fi

Trial: The Colonial State Papers – a fascinating glimpse into British trade, history and overseas expansion


The Colonial State Papers are a collection of thousands of scanned documents and bibliographic records relating to English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.

These documents give fascinating insight into British trade, history and overseas expansion: the earliest English settlements in North America, encounters with Native Americans, piracy in the Atlantic and Caribbean, the trade in slaves and English conflicts with the Spanish and French are all covered in this database.

More information

Trial period: 17.8.-16.10.2016

Feedback: e-library@helsinki.fi

Documents: Selection of papers from collection ‘CO 1’ from The National Archives, available in Colonial State Papers.

Trial: Cairn Info ~ until 3.7.2016


Cairn Info, the French equivalent of Project Muse, is an online collection of publications in the French language, in the area of humanities and social sciences. Created in 2005 by four Belgian and French academic publishers, Cairn is now providing selected  resources from 130 publishing houses.

During the trial we have access to more than 400 journals and 4,000 books of which, there are 2,200 research books (monographs, proceedings, other collective works) from French and Belgian publishers e.g. Armand Colin, Autrement, Lavoisier, Gallimard, Le Seuil, De Boeck, La Découverte,L’Harmattan, PUF, ENS, La Documentation française, Presses de Sciences Po, Quae jne.

The site has both French and English interfaces.

Trial period: 3.5. – 3.7.2016

Feedback: e-library@helsinki.fi

CAIRN.INFO : Chercher, repérer, avancer.