On Trial: Oxford Historical Treaties until 7.12

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Oxford Historical Treaties is  the resource for historical treaty research and home to the full text of The Consolidated Treaty Series (CTS),

the collection of treaties of all nations concluded from 1648 through 1919.

Full text of the individual treaties from within the series are reproduced as pdf:s exactly as they appear in the printed series.

The treaty titles and introductory information are searchable for example by treaty party, citation, and date or date range.

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

Trials: American Indian Newspapers and American Indian Histories and Cultures until 3.12

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University of Helsinki has access to American Indian Newspapers and American Indian Histories and Cultures.

American Indian Newspapers presents the publications of a range of communities, with an extensive list of periodicals produced in the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Nevada and Oklahoma, from 1828 to 2016. The newspapers include national periodicals as well as local community news and student publications.

American Indian Histories and Cultures contains 130,000 volumes, over one million manuscript pages, 2,000 maps, 500 atlases, 11,000 photographs, and 3,500 drawings and paintings. The collection covers not only American Indian history, but archaeology, voyages, exploration and accounts of early America, the development of cartography, Philippine and Hawaiian history, and Central and South American history.

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

On Trial: Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law until 29.11.2018

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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law is a

comprehensive online resource containing peer-reviewed

articles on every aspect of public international law.

The encyclopedia is updated throughout the year.

Print-friendly PDFs are available for each article.

Browse all subjects

History of international law

Human rights

International co-operation

International criminal law

International economic law

International environmental law

International humanitarian law

International law and international relations

International organizations

The encyclopedia is available in the University of Helsinki network.

Feedback: e-library@helsinki.fi

On Trial: Colonial America until 12.11

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Colonial America will make available all 1,450 volumes of the CO 5 series from The National Archives, UK, covering the period 1606 to 1822. CO 5 consists of the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies.

Feedback you can write e-library@helsinki.fi

On Trial: Victorian Popular Culture and Literary Manuscripts Berg until 12.11

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University of Helsinki has access to Victorian Popular Culture and Literary Manuscripts Berg until 12.11.

Victorian Popular Culture is a portal comprised of four modules, inviting users into the darkened halls, small backrooms, big tops and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic, spiritualist séances, optical entertainments and the first moving pictures.


Most of these unique manuscripts in Literary Manuscripts Berg are unavailable in any medium elsewhere. They are supplemented by some rare printed materials, including early editions annotated by the authors. Each author collection is included in its entirety, allowing users to browse and search the manuscripts as they would in the Berg Reading Room. Authors represented in this collection include The Bröntes, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Alfred Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray and many others.

Feedback you can send e-library@helsinki.fi



On Trial: Gender Identity and Social Change until 12.11

Gender : Identity and Social Change is an essential primary source documenting the changing representations and lived experiences of gender roles and relations from the nineteenth century to the present. This  collection offers sources for the study of women’s suffrage, the feminist movement, the men’s movement, employment, education, the body, the family, and government and politics.

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

On Trial: Geofacets until 6.11

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Geofacets is available in the University of Helsinki until 6.11.

Geofacets contains 1.75 million easily discoverable and downloadable maps, figures, and tables from nearly 100 esteemed scientific publications.

You can use Geofacets to:

  • Characterize a geologic basin
  • Fill in knowledge gaps about a region or geologic subject area
  • Provide scientific backup for original analyses
  • Integrate published data with proprietary models in a GIS platform

For more information about Geofacets, visit their Learn & Support page.

If you would like to request additional training please fill out the contact form on our website and a team member will contact you shortly.

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

On Trial ProQuest Central platform until 5.11

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ProQuest Central is  large single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, and Humanities.

You can find in ProQuest Central:

Health & Medical Collection

Psychology Database

Military Database

Arts & Humanities Database

Computing Database

Criminal Justice Database

Asian & European Business Collection

Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection


More information available here.

You can write feedback to e-library@helsinki.fi


New Asian studies resources on trial in AsiaPortal

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You can examine new Asian studies resources during the autumn 2018.

South Asia Archive is interdisciplinary and provides cultural and historical material from across the Indian sub-continent, covering the period mid-18th to mid-20th century. On trial until December 31st.

ChinaMaxx is a collection of e-books connected to the same platform as the search engine Duxiu. Here you can find 700 000  Chinese titles focusing on social sciences and humanities. On trial until October 31st.

E-books from ISEAS – Yosuf Ishak Institute. ISEAS Publishing is the largest publisher of academic books that focuses on Southeast Asian politics, economics and social issues. This collection of ISEAS e-books covers a selection of 594 titles from 1980 – 2017. On trial until October 31st.

Send feedback by e-mail: e-library@helsinki.fi



On trial until 25.10.2018: Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

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Gale’s Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the US, Europe and Australia is available in the University of Helsinki network until the 25th of October 2018.

Covering a wide range of fringe political movements, these rare and unique archival collections include e.g. campaign materials, propaganda, government records and various ephemera that allow researchers to explore extremism and radicalism in new and innovative ways.

You can send feedback by e-mail: e-library@helsinki.fi