New content in Oxford Handbooks Online

Access to several 2019 publications in Oxford Handbooks Online  is now available permanently in the University of Helsinki network.

New content has been acquired for these subject areas:

Classical Studies

Economics & Finance




Political Science



The annual collections include the books published completely in 2019 and articles in the books the content of which grows during several years.

Monthly updates will introduce individual Handbook chapters prior to their release in print, online-only essays on emerging areas of research and updated versions of all articles.

The books will be catalogued in the Helka database.

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Mohr Siebeck e-books on trial until 13.5.2019

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Mohr Siebeck e-books are available in the University of Helsinki network until the 13th of May 2019.

Most of the books on trial are published in 2018 but there will also be books published this year.

The main fields of publication of Mohr Siebeck are German and international law on the one hand, and theology and bible studies, religious and Jewish studies on the other hand. Other subject areas are e.g. Classical studies, history, philosophy, social sciences and cultural studies.

Links to the books:

Classical studies



Jewish studies



Social and cultural studies

Theology and religious studies

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On trial until 31.1.2018: Oxford Scholarly Editions Online – English literature and Classical texts

Explore old texts in new ways: Oxford’s scholarly editions provide trustworthy, annotated primary texts for scholars and students.

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online provides access to authoritative poetry, drama, and fiction texts from all periods of English literature, as well as other important writings from across the humanities.

OSEO currently includes writers active between 1485 and 1901, plus Classical Latin and Greek authors — from Aeschylus, Austen, Bentham, Catullus, Dickens, and Donne through to Virgil and Wordsworth. It contains over 1,100 scholarly editions — the equivalent of more than 595,000 print pages.

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Hebrew, Greek, Chinese online – new encyclopedia and two dictionaries

The Helsinki University Library has purchased Brill’s Hebrew encyclopedia, dictionary of ancient Greek and Chinese-English dictionary.

The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day.

The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online features advanced search options, as well as extensive cross-references and full-text search functionality using the Hebrew character set. With over 850 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, this encyclopedia is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields.

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolario della Lingua Greca (3rd edition).

With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140 000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond. The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is an invaluable companion for the study of Classics and Ancient Greek, for beginning students and advanced scholars alike.

Chinese-English Dictionary Online is the first Chinese-English dictionary devoted solely to the premodern language. Being a practical lexicon of more than 8 000 characters, arranged alphabetically by Pinyin romanization, it is meant to facilitate the reading and translating of historical, literary, and religious texts dating from approximately 500 BCE to 1000 CE.

Library collections have moved from K2-floor in Kaisa House

The collections of Asian and African Studies, Classical Studies and Theology have been transferred from the floor K2 to the floor K3. New locations can now be found in the Helka database.

The 17 working spaces there will be available until June 30th 2016. After that date the K2 floor will no longer be a part of the library.


Library collections move from K2-floor in Kaisa House

Large moves are being made on the K2 floor of the library as the collections are transferred to the K3 floor. The collections include Asian and African studies, classical studies and theology.K2-K3

The map application in Helka will be updated as soon as the change is ready. The customer service on the third floor will help with any questions.

By 30.6.2016 the K2 floor will no longer be a part of the library. The working spaces there will be moved to other floors.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the move.