On trial until 12.5.2018: Basilica Online

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Basilica Online is a fully-searchable online edition of the 17 volumes of the Basilica text and its scholia, as edited between 1945 and 1988 by H.J. Scheltema, D. Holwerda, and N. van der Wal. The Basilica is the single-most important source for Byzantine law throughout the period of the Byzantine empire, and is a major source for Byzantine studies more broadly.

Editor: Prof. Dr. Bernard Stolte

Feedback: kk-tietopalvelu[at]helsinki.fi

Also available in Helka.

On trial: Ogonek Digital Archive from 1 to 30 April

The Ogonek Digital Archive’s 230,000 articles and 440,000 photographs will serve as a virtual timeline tracing the Soviet era into the Great War, the Cold War, perestroika/glasnost, and today.

Amid strife, Ogonek strived for intellectual ideals through lively commentary, criticism, and satire, becoming a forum for Russian cultural thought and political discourse.

The trial is available to Helsinki University students, faculty, staff and the local users in the National Library and Helsinki University Library.

Licenses and conditions of use of electronic materials

Feedback: kk-tietopalvelu[at]helsinki.fi

Access to the resource via the National Library of Finland Search Service



On trial until 6.5.2018: What do you think of VitalSource Bridge e-book platform?

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The trial of VitalSource Bridge offers 12 textbooks on various subjects until the end of the 4th teaching period.

The VitalSource Bridge platform contains the following titles published by Pearson:

  • Biology: a Global Approach 11th ed. / Campbell, Neil A.; Reece, Jane B.
  • Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach 7th ed. / Kurose, James F.; Ross, Keith W.
  • Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance 10th ed. / Stallings, William; Jesshope, Chris; Zeno, Peter
  • Concepts of Genetics 11th ed. / Klug, William S.; Cummings, Michael R.; Spencer, Charlotte; Palladino, Michael
  • Digital Marketing 6th ed. / Chaffey, Dave; Ellis-Chadwick, Fiona
  • Essential Organic Chemistry 3rd ed. / Bruice, Paula Yurkanis
  • Fundamentals of Database Systems 7th ed. / Elmasri, Ramez; Navathe, Sham
  • International Economics: Theory and Policy, Global Edition 11th ed. / Krugman, Paul R.
  • Introduction to Econometrics 3rd ed. / Stock, James H.; Watson, Mark W.
  • Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus 4th ed. / Perloff, Jeffrey M.
  • Public Speaking: an Audience-centered Approach 10th ed. / Beebe, Steven A.
  • Using Multivariate Statistics 6th ed. / Tabachnick, Barbara G. ; Fidell, Linda S.

You can read books without configuring a Bookshelf account, but your account enables creating and keeping notes and also downloading an application for offline access.

We would gladly hear about your experience. You can send feedback by e-mail: e-library@helsinki.fi

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


Trial: MGG Online until 31.3.

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MGG Online is a new digital encyclopedia that includes the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) as well as regular updates and newly written articles.

The free trial  expires on 31 March 2018.

You can also find this e-resource in Helka.

Feedback you can write to kk-tietopalvelu[at]helsinki.fi

On Trial: Joint Publications Research Service Reports until 28.4

Joint Publication Research Services (1957-1995)  includes scientific and technological reports that were published mainly in communist countries- China and Soviet Union.

The collection covers topics such as agriculture, technology, nuclear weapons, genetically modified foods, one child policy in China, pollution, and many other topics.

This repository was collected by the JPRS, which acted as a branch of the Central Intelligence Agency. This resource features English translations of foreign-language monographs, reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts from regions throughout the world.

You can also find this e-resource in Helka.

Feedback you can write to e-library[at]helsinki.fi

On Trial: History of Feminism until 6.4

Available in the University of Helsinki Routledge Historical Resources: History of Feminism until 6.4.

Key Features are:

  • 1000s of chapters of primary source material
  • More than 1000 chapters of secondary book content
  • Over 100 journal articles from a range of Taylor and Francis journals
  • 16 newly commissioned thematic essays by experts in the field

Subject categories are Education, Empire, Literature and Writings, Movements and Ideologies, Politics and Law, Religion and Belief, Society and Culture and Women at Home.

Also available in Helka.

Feedback you can write to e-library[at]helsinki.fi

On Trial: WBIS World Biographical Information System Online until 30.4

WBIS Online biographical database provides biographical information on over 6 Million people from the 8th century B.C. to the present. Included are 8.5 Million digital facsimile articles from biographical reference works including African Biographical Archive, American Biographical Archive, Scandinavian Biographical Archive, Chinese Biographical Archive, Japanese Biographical Archive, Korean Biographical Archive sekä Biographical Archive of the Middle Ages.

You can also use a video User Guide to explain the database functions to you.

Feedback you can write e-library [at] helsinki.fi