Section 3.3 exercises

EXERCISE 1 – Helka Search

  1. Find James W. Kalat’s book “Biological psychology” in Helka. Why do you find multiple versions of the book?
  2. You are looking for the book “Research methods in human rights”. You remember that one of the authors is called Smith. Find the book in Helka and see its details. According to which letter is the book alphabetised in the shelf?

EXERCISE 2 – Databases

  1. How do you find the database Academic Search Complete? What kind of database is it?
  2. What database do you use when you want to know what “database” is in Finnish?

EXERCISE 3 – E-books

  1. You have downloaded the e-book to Adobe Digital Editions on your computer, but you also want to read it on your smartphone. What should you do?


The exercise searches can be done in multiple ways – the answers below are examples of the possible solutions.

EXERCISE 1 – Helka search 

1. Type in Helka’s search box: Kalat Biological psychology. There are several versions of the book in Helka, because there are several editions of the book and it is available both electronically and in print. 

2. Type in Helka’s search box: “Research methods in human rights” Smith. View the book’s location information: “Hc 4th floor Oikeustiede 01.9 Research”. The book comprises articles written by different people, meaning it does not have only one author. That is why the book can be found on the shelf according to the title of the work. The title of the book begins with the word “Research”, so the book is alphabetised on the shelf under the letter “r”.

EXERCISE 2 – Databases

1. Write in the Helka search box: “Academic Search Complete”. It is an international multi-disciplinary database.

2. MOT Dictionaries > MOT Pro Finnish-English.

EXERCISE 3 – E-books

1. Make sure that you have the Aldiko or Adobe Digital Editions application on your smart device. Authorise multiple devices to use the e-book with your Adobe ID.