MANUSCRIPT EVIDENCE is the series of guides collected by the chief information specialist of the library, Matti Myllykoski. Digital manuscripts, sources, databases and links have been collected from the various web sources. Now published guide MANUSCRIPT EVIDENCE: The Apostolic Fathers supplements the series of digitized manuscript guides.
The Apostolic Fathers Guide gathers links for example to digitized early Christian manuscripts and it covers the time period which precedes the book printing, up to early renaissance.
MANUSCRIPT EVIDENCE -series includes now following guides:
From June 2018 onwards, a renewed library terminal will be available for testing in the Kaisa House (4th floor) and, after the summer break, in the campus libraries in Meilahti and Viikki. Feedback on the new terminals will also be collected from customers during this time.
The new library terminals will allow anyone to search and read books and articles on Helka, and digital theses from the University of Helsinki on the E-Thesis repository. The library terminals will also provide users with access to the Helka database’s customer functions, such as saving your searches and favourites as well as saving references or forwarding them to an email address.
University of Helsinki students and staff will be able to use the terminals to log in to their personal desktops with their university IDs.
Print with the copy card
Articles, references and extracts of e-books can also be printed on the new terminals. Printing options are limited to double-sided black and white. Each terminal has its own designated printer whose address is readily available in the print menu. The multi-function devices that are used for printing are not always located in close proximity to the terminals. Instructions on where the multi-function device is located can be found near the terminals. Printing requires a Unigrafia copy card which can be purchased from the library’s customer service desk.
In addition to printing, you can also use the terminals to save articles, references and extracts of e-books onto a memory stick.
The library terminals cannot be used for browsing the internet or working on your personal files.
Guest computers to be phased out
The new terminals will replace all older library terminals and guest computers during the 2018 autumn term. This means that users from outside the University will need to use their own devices to work on their personal files or search for information on the internet. The library’s customer service desk will still provide users with login details for accessing the University’s wireless visitor network with their own computers and devices.
Guest computers are being phased out due to a technical change in the University’s network management system. As a result of this change, the network environment for guests will be terminated. This change will also allow the library to focus on its core service for users from outside the University: providing access to scientific information and University of Helsinki theses and dissertations.
The guide provides you also with a collection of databases and portals, news, archives and statistical sources etc. The guide is open access although some of the content is only available in the University of Helsinki network.
Helsinki University Library´s team has compiled this guide especially for researchers and students of University of Helsinki. All are welcome to use it though!
Sourced from The National Archives, U.K., the range of documents – from signals intelligence reports to government-directed policy and strategy – will support teaching and research from the period of Appeasement right through to the early Cold War.
The Colonial State Papers are a collection of thousands of scanned documents and bibliographic records relating to English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
These documents give fascinating insight into British trade, history and overseas expansion: the earliest English settlements in North America, encounters with Native Americans, piracy in the Atlantic and Caribbean, the trade in slaves and English conflicts with the Spanish and French are all covered in this database.
Helsinki University Library has been able to acquire some e-journals and database subscriptions that were originally cancelled for 2016 due the financial cuts. The purchases are made with extra funding from the University Rector. The subscriptions chosen for renewal were the ones the university community missed the most.
Thomson Reuters has changed the platform of Westlaw International. Westlaw International was renamed as International Materials and it can be accessed in Westlaw UK platform. The classic Westlaw International interface will be remowed 18.12.2015.
You can access Westlaw UK in the Helsinki University Network from here: go to Westlaw UK database, choose Services –> International Materials. All WestlawNext resources can be seen if you select WestlawNext-text beside the search box.
Choose Academic Library link for a selection of academic resources.
Additional information: Leena Huovinen and Arja Niskala