Databases to help you with information retrieval

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There are many databases and other sources if information in the Internet that you can use. Some of those in the list below are accessible from the computers in the City Library while others are freely available from any computers. 

Aleksi (in Finnish) - available only in the libraries

A reference database of articles in Finnish newspapers and magazines.

ARTO - available only in the libraries

A reference database of Finnish articles. Includes full text articles of Finnish scientific journals, i.e. the Elektra material. 


An online digital library of education research and information. ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials. If available, links to full text are included. 


EUR-Lex provides free access to European Union law.


The National Bibliography of Finland contains information about monographs, serials, maps, audiovisual materials and electronic publications printed or produced in Finland. FENNICA also includes materials published outside of Finland that relate to Finland or are written by a Finnish author. 


Public Internet service on juridical material and Finnish legislation. 

Info Bank

The pages of Info Bank contain important basic information for immigrants on the functioning of society and opportunities in Finland. 


An index of articles (over 15 years of age) of selected Finnish magazines.

The pages of Finnish libraries


Melinda is the union catalogue of Finnish libraries, including university libraries of universities of applied sciences, and some special and public libraries. 

National Biography of Finland

A collection of 6,000 biographies of individuals who have made important contributions to the development of Finnish society. 

National Library Digital Collections

Consist of digitized newspapers, periodicals and small printed items from the collections of the National Library of Finland. 

Official Statistics of Finland

A comprehensive collection of statistics describing the development and state of society. They comprise nearly 300 sets of statistics on 26 different topics. 

PressDisplay - available only in the library

Contains internation and Finnish newspapers in electronic facsimile editions from over 90 countries in 48 languages. Newspapers are available immediatly after being published and they stay in the archive for 60 days. 

Suomen lääkärilehti - available only in the libraries 

The articles of the Finnish Medical Journal starting from the year 1992.

A one-step service of Finnish public administration for citizens. The portal contains e-services and forms, information links, information packages, legislation and news from public administration. 


The Finnish national discography and the ntaional bibliography of sheet music. Viola contains references to Finnish sheet music since 1977 and to sound recordings since 1901.

Last modified by: Riikka Ranta, 2.7.2015 14:14