Information retrieval

How to find information

The library staff helps and guides customers on finding literature. They teach how to use different kinds of information sources. Information specialists, as well as the other staff, conduct searches on databases and on the Internet on the assignment of the client.

The books and other library material are divided into groups according to their contents. Books and other material are organised on the shelves alphabetically according to the author’s last name. If a book has more than 3 authors or an editor it is on the shelf according to the first word of the title.

Below you´ll find links to help you do searches on your own.

Find books and other material from library databases and multisearch services

Find articles

  • Arto – Reference database of Finnish articles
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) – This open access service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

Other helpful links

  • services – libraries in Finland
  • Ask a librarian – an online reference enquiry service of Finnish public and research libraries
  • RedFox Pro Online – an online dictionary (can be used only at the library)
  • Web PLC – the web version of the Finnish Public Libraries Classification System