QUICK GUIDE FOR INFORMATION SEARCHING IN THE UEF LIBRARY

 

 

WHERE CAN I

SEARCH FOR

   
   

              

...articles?      ...books? ...databases?

 

 

 

HOW

DO I...

   
        
...use search terms? ...perform a better search? ...open the article?    ...use systems at home?  
         

 

 

Where can I search for articles?

Search for articles at UEF-Finna. Choose the interleaf ‘Searching for international articles’. By narrowing ‘Peer reviewed’ you’ll get only scientific articles.


Not all the articles shown in the result list are available as full texts. Clicking ‘Show other sources SFX’ you can check if the university has an access purchased.

 

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Where can I search for books?

Search for books at UEF-Finna. Use the default search (Library collections). Besides English search terms, you can use other languages as well. The result list shows you both printed and electronic books.

 

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Where can I search for databases?

Use UEF-Finna, the default search (Library collections). Type the database name as a search term. Click the link ‘Database interface’ in order to open the database.


The university has access to all the core databases, like Web of Science, Scopus, Ebsco, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, Pubmed and many others.
Read more about databases suitable for your discipline: http://www.uef.fi/en/web/kirjasto/tiedonhaku-ja-tiedonhaun-opetus/alakohtaiset-tiedonhaun-palvelut

 

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How do I use search terms?


Think about what the substantive issues in your search question are and type the key terms as they are. Do not use the questions or sentences of natural language. Instead, focus on essential terms. You can add defining terms later, if needed.


If your search term is a phrase, use quotation marks. For instance: “forest ecology”.

 

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How do I perform a better search?

Using Advanced search, you can easily modify your search to be more specific and comprehensive. For instance, you can limit your terms to be searched on Title or Subject field only – the results are likely to be more relevant.


Quite often an issue can be expressed in different ways. Connect the alternative terms with OR-operator. Use capital letters. Type the next issue on the next line. Examples:

 

 

 

 

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How do I open the article?

Open the record you are interested in. There might be a link available: FullText or PDF. If there isn’t, there might be a button SFX or  , where you can check, if the full text is available via other service.

When you are at the university network, all the articles, e-books etc., that you are entitled to read will open without any user ID’s or passwords.

Please notice, that the university has no access to all the articles published online. Read more about:

http://www.uef.fi/en/web/kirjasto/aineiston-hakeminen

 

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How do I use systems at home?

Outside the university network, you have to log in to UEF-Finna in order to use the subscribed materials. This is possible to university students and staff. After logging in you can continue to search as you normally do.

Other customers can use all the materials in the campus libraries.

UEF-Finna itself is open to all customers. The limitations concern electronic journals and electronic books as well as many databases.

 

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