Join Gale Primary Sources workshop Thur 28rd of March and learn to use resources effectively

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Do you want to find more tools to access and analyze the resources offered by the university? Then you are very welcome to join us for the Gale Primary Sources Workshop!

In the workshop, led by Helsinki University’s own Gale Student Ambassador Pauli Kettunen, you will receive a brief introduction into the archives, as well as tips on accessing and using them for your own research.

“Gale’s numerous archives consist of monographs, photographs, and maps, as well as full runs of British and American newspapers, dating from the 18th century up until the present day, a amazing resource when studying languages, social sciences, history, theology… You name it!”

Learn to use Digital Humanities tools of Gale Digital Scholar Lab, which help you to analyze your corpus of documents with visualization tools. There is also time for workshopping your own ideas, asking questions and working together to find out how Gale’s sources could best support you in your work.

You can find the Gale resources here (if you open the link outside Helsinki University network, it requires a log in with your university account).

Time: Thursday, 28 March 2019 at 12:15 – 13:45 PM

Place: Kaisa House, Fabianinkatu 30, Computer lab 5057, 5 th floor


a) non-students by e-form


b) students at WebOodi (for University of Helsinki students only). You will find the course by the code 99914 (Advanced information seeking).

Feel free to send questions or potential topics you are interested in discussing already ahead of time, to be incorporated into the workshop, to pauli.s.kettunen (at)

The workshop is bilingual, English and Finnish.



Edited: the time was earlier incorrect. The right time is: 12:15 – 13:45PM.

Students of Kumpula Campus! Give us feedback about organizing events in the Campus Library

Hello students of Kumpula Campus!

A couple of events are being held on the 2nd floor of the Campus Library (UbiKampus) in March:

  • On Friday March 15 a Hackathon will take over the Ubikampus for the entire day, and
  • On Friday March 22 there will be a Catalysts Coding Contest at 14.30-21.

The Library is now asking your feedback about organizing events: what kind of events you find suitable for the Library’s 2nd floor? At which times and on which areas of the Library would you prefer the events to be held?

Please vote for the choices given in Flinga or add your own suggestion to the bunch:

The Library is gathering feedback until the end of March.

Please vote for the choices given in Flinga or add your own suggestion to the bunch:

New guide helps researchers to improve the visibility of their research outputs

More than 4000 research papers are published daily. Activities aimed at promoting research are increasingly important in researcher’s work. By making your research visible and accessible you increase chances of your research being noticed, used and having impact, thus increasing your own reputation and chances of success in your academic work.

Altmetric Explorer, Kudos and PlumX are Helsinki University Library subscriptions.

Helsinki University Library’s new guide for researchers, Research Visibility & Altmetrics, offers tips and information on how to use different tools to improve the visibility of research. The guide answers following questions:

  • How to improve your academic visibility?
  • Which tools are recommendable and how to use them?
  • How researchers at the University of Helsinki have used these tools?
  • What are altmetrics and how to make use of social media metrics?
  • What are pros and cons of social networks for researchers (i.a., ResearchGate)?

The guide presents many tools and it gives a closer look on Kudos, PlumX and Altmetric Explorer. These services are Helsinki University Library subscriptions and thus supported by the library.

Research Visibility & Altmetrics guide has been carried out by HULib information specialists and liaison librarians from various disciplines, Jukka Englund, Terhi Sandgren, Markku Roinila and Mika Holopainen.

Second floor of the Kumpula Campus Library to open on February 1st

On the top floor of the Kumpula Campus Library, a new kind of smart facility for researchers and students will be opened. The library’s second-floor customer facilities are available from Friday, February 1st.

The first floor has been available with its collections, facilities and services from September 3rd, 2018. Read more: Welcome to the renewed Kumpula Campus Library

Ubikampus @ Kumpula

The library’s facility upgrade project is connected with a broader project that involves the Faculty of Science and the University’s Student Services. What is taking place in the space is the first pilot of the Ubikampus project.

The 1,000 square meter pilot premises of the Ubikampus project house altogether 168 workstations and 16 separate rooms bookable with the tablets situated at the doors. More than half of the space is reserved for students, the rest for researchers. Students’ facilities include reading places and group study rooms.

Arrangements on the second floor are still in progress, but you are welcome to check out and test new facilities!

University of Helsinki research portal presents the results of research

Everybody can browse the information about the publications and research activities of the University of Helsinki researchers in a public portal. Through the research portal, one can get information about the experts, publications, projects and other activities of the multidisciplinary university. Several publications can also be read openly.

Members of the research community for example add their publications and fields of science annually. We recommend that researchers also connect their ORCID identifier to their TUHAT-profile (requires UH-user login). The research information must this year be added by the January 31. The University uses the system for the reporting to the Ministry of Education and Culture and uses the collected data for example in research evaluations.

Researcher, check from our video or from the guide how you add the information to the system.


You can also participate in our last TUHAT-clinic session at the Kaisa House January 24th, 14-16 o´clock.

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RDM Basics courses, spring 2019 (Meilahti and Viikki)

How to manage your research data effectively? How to define and describe research data and materials? How to make them openly available and where to store them safely? How to use DMPTuuli in research data management planning? These and other basic questions will be answered in a RDM basics (Research Data Management) lecture.

RDM Basics (Meilahti)

Lectures at Terkko Health Hub (Haartmanninkatu 4), PC-classroom, 1st floor.

February 26th, 9:30-11
March 21st, 9:30-11

Tutkimusdatan hallinnan perusteet (Viikki) In Finnish

Place: Infokeskus Korona, Viikinkaari 11, opetusluokka 139
Time: 5.3.2018 klo 10-12

RDM Basics (Viikki)

Place: Infocenter Korona, Viikinkaari 11, lecture room 139
Time: March 19th, 13-15 pm

The primary language of the lecture will be English except the lecture 5.3. in Viikki.
Target group: University of Helsinki researchers, graduate students and staff.


Enrollments in Henkka:
You find our courses in Henkka beneath the topic: Digital tools and procedures, Arranging Organisation: Helsinki University Library.
Contact: if you have any problems or questions about enrollment.

If you are new to these issues, it is recommended that you start with the RDM basics and only after that attend the DMPTuuli workshop which are organized twice a year – next time during the March and April 2019,  when the Academy of Finland call will be open. See all our courses and workshops:

Further help

Further help in research data management is provided by the University of Helsinki DataSupport via email at