Helka is the joint catalogue and lending system of all Helka libraries, that is: Helsinki University Library, Institute for the Languages of Finland, The Finnish Heritage Agency Library, Finnish Literature Society, Library of the Labour Movement and Baltia-Library.
Please note that the e-resources licenced by the Helsinki University Library can be accessed remotely with the University of Helsinki username only. Helka may also contain references without access to full text.
Helka's short address is helsinki.fi/helka/en
Helka is the starting point to find materials acquired by the library. You can find lots of international articles via Helka. You can easily check in Helka whether a certain article is available online or quickly find some articles on your topic. Search results may also include references to e-articles and e-books without access to full text (references to articles and e-books library has not bought). The International articles search includes most of the databases library has bought but not all. In many cases it is also useful to search in other databases available.
Search international articles in field specific and multidisciplinary databases especially when
You can find field specific and multidisciplinary databases
If you want to find Finnish articles, use the Finna portal.
If you want to search Finnish articles in medicine and nursing, use Medic database (available in University of Helsinki network).
When looking for materials in humanities, search in the National Library's collections as well. In the National Library Search Service narrow the search results to materials available for home loan by selecting the collection Humaniora.