Literary Studies: Databases

Welcome to the subject guide for Literary Studies!

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RefWorks - Reference management software

The RefWorks subscription of the University of Helsinki will end by 31 December 2021. See further information about reference management tools.

RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Transfer your references from RefWorks to another reference management tool or to a file. See instructions in the new Reference management guide.

Gale Primary Sources

The Gale Primary Sources available via the Helsinki University Library:



The University of Helsinki has access to these two NCCO modules by Gale:

1. Religion, Spirituality, Reform, and Society

Religion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform examines the influence of both faith and skepticism on the shaping of many aspects of society—-politics, law, economics, and social and radical reform movements. In the 19th century, the intellectual work of Comte, Marx, Weber, Darwin, Freud, and others unleashed secularizing impulses that gave rise to both new humanist religious projects and new faith-based social reform movements. The heightened interest in the perfection of man, the power of science, and the confidence in social progress also had an impact. The archive provides essential documentary materials that explore religious and philosophical movements in reaction to dramatic changes in culture and society wrought by the industrial revolution and modernity. Topics covered include positivism and anti-positivism, freethinking, the cooperative movement, alternative Christianities, and the application of the social principles of Christianity to everyday life by a variety of denominations.

2. Science, Technology,  and Medicine, 1780-1925

Science, Technology, and Medicine, 1780-1925 features more than 3.5 million pages of journals, books, reports, and personal documents that explore the rapid acceleration of scientific, technical, and medical knowledge during the nineteenth century. Source libraries include the Huntington Library, the Burndy Library, the Library of Congress, and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

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Finnish databases


  • voit hakea kotimaisia tieteellisten lehtien, ammattilehtien, aikakauslehtien sekä kokoomateosten artikkeleita
  • kun olet kirjoittanut hakusanat perushakuun/tarkennettuun hakuun rajaa hakutuloksesta (vasemmalta) aineistotyypiksi artikkelit

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