Area and Cultural Studies: Area and Cultural Studies Subject Guide

Area and Cultural Studies: Latin American and North American Studies.Resources available via the Helsinki University Library: articles, journals, e-books, books, databases and other digital collections.


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The U.S. Embassy Finland’s annual scholarship provides a grant to students of Finnish nationality, enrolled at a Finnish university, who are currently working on a Master’s Thesis on a United States related topic. We welcome applications from all fields of study. The grant is intended to help the student to complete his/her Master’s Thesis.
The application period runs between September 15 – November 30, 2020.
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Area and Cultural Studies Subject Guide

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Welcome to the Area and Cultural Studies Subject Guide

This guide helps you to find the most relevant resources for Area and Cultural Studies at the University of Helsinki, including Latin American and North American Studies. European Studies sub-page will be published later on.

Sub-pages on area tabs include for instance:

Articles and journals: Article search, new articles from top journals, lists of quality journals

Books: Book search highlighting new printed and e-books in the library

Databases: Links to various databases and other resources

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions to improve the guide, please let us know (contact information on this page).

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Subject Librarian (European Studies)

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Juha Laulainen
Main Library (Kaisa House), 5th floor, room 5062
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Subject Librarian (Latin American Studies)

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Pirja Kara
Main Library (Kaisa House)
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FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
tel. +358-294123909, 050-3185594

Subject Librarian (North American Studies)

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Heli Heinämäki
Helsinki University Main Library (Kaisa House)
5th floor, room 5074
P.O.Box 53 (Fabianinkatu 30)

Subject Librarian (Nordic Studies)

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Kristina Weimer
Main Library (Kaisa House) 5th floor,
room 5021.
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