On Trial: Academic Video Online until 30.11.2017

Academic Video Online delivers more than 62,000 multidisciplinary video titles including 17,000 exclusive to Alexander Street. The depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc) in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons.

The content is following:

Art & Design


Health Sciences


Literature & Language

Music & Performing Arts

Psychology & Counseling

Science & Engineering

Social Sciences

For more information about the content included in this collection, click HERE.

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Trial: Interested in the history of China? Translations of the Peking Gazette Online until 1.11

Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a comprehensive database of approximately 8,500 pages of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China’s long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912.

As the mouthpiece of the government, the Peking Gazette is the authoritative source for information about the Manchu state and its Han subjects as they collectively grappled with imperial decline, re-engaged with the wider world, and began mapping the path to China’s contemporary rise.

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On trial: thousands of business and IT e-books until 19.10.2017





Books24x7 offers access to the complete text of thousands of digitized online books, book summaries, audiobooks, research reports and best practices. The trial includes BusinessPro and ITPro collections.

BusinessPro addresses critical business initiatives, such as, leadership, project management, organizational development, customer relationship management, career development and many other strategic issues.

ITPro covers hundreds of topical areas such as Business Skills for IT Professionals, Cloud Computing and Virtualization, Data and Databases, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Networks and Telecommunications, Operating Systems and Servers, Project Management, Security, Software Design and Development, Web Development and Graphic Design.

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Trial: Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon Online until 30.6

Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon Online is based on the three reference works:

„Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon. Biographisch-bibliographisches Handbuch [Dictionary of German Literature Online. Biographical and Bibliographic Handbook]: 42 vols. (1968-2017)

„Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Biographisch-bibliographisches Handbuch [Dictionary of German Literature. The 20th Century. Biographical and Bibliographic Handbook]: 27 vols.so far (since2000)

„Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon. Das Mittelalter [Dictionary of German Literature. The Middle Ages]: 8 vols. (2011-16)

„More than 70,000 articles are edited and searchable in this database.

And all in all articles of over 90 volumes will be compiled.

„In addition, the database will be continuously updated and extended with bibliographic data from De Gruyter’s Germanistik Online database

User Guide you can find: https://www.degruyter.com/page/867

You can write feedback: e-library[at]helsinki.fi


Social science research method videos and other resources on trial

SAGE publishes resources for anyone doing research or learning how to do research, providing information on writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up the findings.

Products on trial:

Trial continues until 30.6.2017 in the Helsinki University network.

SAGE Video presents educational video across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse research and learning needs.

Videoiden hakulaatikko > Bringing teaching, learning and research to life - Search in SAGE video

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool which has been in use in the Helsinki University network for a long while. It contains e-books, encyclopedias and journal articles.

Tietokannan hakulaatikko - What every researcher needs - search field

Feedback: e-library [at] helsinki.fi

Trial: eBook Religion Collection until 30.4

EBook Religion Collection features more than 6,900 e-books from trusted publishers covering a broad range of religious subjects including philosophy, ethics, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, religious texts and more. This dynamic compilation of texts explores religious beliefs, faith, cultural systems and world views and provides a key resource to meet the needs of students and scholars in their research.

Titles are available from a variety of academic, university and religious publishers, Oxford University Press, University of California Press, Brill Academic Press, De Gruyter, InterVarsity Press, Harvard University Press, Society of Biblical Literature, State University of New York Press, Peter Lang and The Jewish Publication Society.

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Trial: China: Trade, Politics & Culture until 27.3.

Featuring a range of English-language primary sources relating to China and the West, 1793-1980, China: Trade, Politics & Culture is designed to give insight into the changes wrought upon China during this period.

With manuscripts encompassing events from the earliest English embassy to the birth and early years of the People’s Republic, key documents relating to the Chinese Maritime Customs service and original reports of the Amherst and Macartney embassies. Correspondence relating to the first Opium War, survivors’ descriptions of the Boxer War and diaries and personal photographs of the Bowra family offer glimpses of real life in China. There are also significant sources describing the lives and work of missionaries in China from 1869-1970, including extensive and fully searchable runs of missionary periodicals.

Feedback: e-library@Helsinki.fi

On Trial: Kanopy – films and documentaries until 31.12


Are you interested in movies, history, foreign languages and arts?

Kanopy includes movies, films and documentaries in many subject areas, like:
Film & Popular, The Arts, Business, Education, Global Studies & Languages, Health, Media & Communication, Sciences, Social Sciences and Instructional Films and Lessons.

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