Social Sciences : Welcome

Find Social Sciences articles, journals, books, databases and library services. / Löydä sosiaalitieteiden artikkelit, lehdet, kirjat, tietokannat ja kirjaston palvelut.

Reference Management Software

Reference managers allow you to collect, save and manage the references you find in databases, websites, or other sources in one place. Most reference management programs include a downloadable desktop version, browser version and perhaps also a mobile app. Also add-ons for word processors are available so that you can create citations and bibliographies, for example, with MS Word.

Please see also the Reference management software at University of Helsinki guide: links to instructions and download sites, self-study materials, guides and videos.

Instructions on installing Zotero, EndNote 21, Mendeley or other applications on a university computer are on the Software Center help page.

Search Library Resources (Helka)

Search for books, journals, journal articles or databases from Helka  

Remote Access

Electronic resources are available in the network of University of Helsinki or through remote access. Accessing the electronic resources from outside the library locations via a remote connection requires a University user account.


Services for Researchers

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Reference Management Tools


EndNote 21 has been purchased for the use of staff and students on the university's computers (instructions on Software Center help page). Both staff and students may also use EndNote 21 on their computers at home. The installation media for your home computer can be found in the Download Center.

EndNote Basic is a freely available online reference manager, only registration is required.

EndNote Training & Support (Clarivate)
EndNote Feature Comparison Chart


Mendeley Reference Manager is a free of charge program that anyone can download on their computer. Just create a free account.

Mendeley website (Elsevier)
Mendeley Help Guides


Zotero is a free of charge program that anyone can download on their computer. Zotero Connector is a browser extension allowing you to quickly save content to Zotero.

Zotero website 
Zotero Quick Start Guide

See the Reference management guide for further instructions.

Welcome to Social Sciences Subject Guide

This guide is designed for Helsinki University researchers by Helsinki University librarians and subject specialists to help you find the most relevant information in social sciences.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions to improve the guide, please let us know.


Browse Helsinki University Library’s E-Journal Collections

Browse Helsinki University Library’s E-Journal Collections


ORCID Author Identifier


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. Include your ORCID identifier in any research workflow to ensure you get credit for your work. In the future, using ORCID will reduce the need to enter data into a variety of different systems.

The University hopes that every researcher registers for an ORCID ID for publications, datasets, and other research outputs.

Create an ORCID id or add an existing ORCID id in your TUHAT profile, see instructions .

ORCID and other IDs

Subject Librarian

Liaison librarian

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