Trial Extension : Cambridge Books Online (-30.10.)

Cambridge Books Online will be on trial use until the end of October. It provides nearly 15 000 eBooks  in the following fields:

Books available are marked with a P in a green ball. There are a few ebooks in the platform which are not accessible for us.

There are certain terms of use fore eBooks.

Feedback as comment or by e-mail:

New Reference Work: Polymer Science

Polymer Science : A Comprehensive Reference  covers all aspects of polymer science from chemistry/chemical engineering to materials science, biological aspects, applications and fate of polymers in the environment.

This reference work  includes over 250 chapters across several key areas of Polymer Science. These include Basic Concepts and Polymer Properties, Polymer Characterization, Chain Polymerization of Vinyl Monomers, Ring-opening polymerization and special polymerization processes, Polycondensation, Macromolecular Architectures and Soft Nano-objects, Nanostructured Polymer Materials and Thin Films, Polymers for Advanced Functional Materials, Polymers in Biology and Medicine, Polymers for a Sustainable Environment and Green Energy.


The International Aristotle Bibliography Online on Trial (-30.9.2012)

The International Aristotle Bibliography Online is the most complete database on Aristotelian scholarship available on the web.

The database covers more than 100 years of publication. It presents an invaluable resource for all those interested in (ancient) philosophy. Under the continued editorship of Richard Ingardia, the Bibliography will be updated with hundreds of the most recent publications, as well as with additional entries from previous years.

Trial Perion: 1.-30.9.2012

Please send your comments or suggestions to: kk-tietopalvelu(at)

15 000 eBooks from Cambridge University Press in Trial Use (-30.10.2012)

Cambridge Books Online has been set for trial use  for a month. It provides nearly 15 000 eBooks  in the following fields:

Books available are marked with a P in a green ball. There are a few ebooks in the platform which are not accessible for us.

Trial period until 30.10.2012

Feedback as comment or by e-mail:

Library Website Is Evolving

Helsinki University Library is launching a new website at the beginning of the fall semester 2012. Beta version is released on Thursday the 30th of August 2012.

At the heart of the new site is an easy-to-use search functionality for the customer to search for books, journals and articles. The material in the library catalogue HELKA as well as Nelli search portal plus the content of HELDA Digital Archive are indexed in the search.

In addition, customer can browse the relevant databases in his/her discipline. When a database of interest is found, the customer can continue the search in the appropriate database.

The familiar HELKA and Nelli user interfaces can also be selected if they feel more comfortable to use.

Information on library services, previously scattered round the campus library webpages, are updated and organized to a single site. Meilahti Campus Library Terkko’s site traffic is transferred to TerkkoNavigator – a brand new information management tool serving the customers in the medical and health sciences.

The services of the new Main Library, opening on Monday the 3rd of September, can be found on the new site. You can download a map to help you to find your way around in the library.

If you do not immediately find what you are looking on the new, evolving website, you can still visit the familiar old site of the library. Please note however that the content of the old site is no longer updated in September 2012.

Feedback on the reform of the site is very welcome. Please send e-mail to library [at]

The library’s Digital Services continue to develop the site based on customer feedback.

Nelli is Slow

Nelli is working slow. The situation is same in all the University libraries in Finland. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that the problem will be solved as soon as possible.