On Blog: Meet Linna & Arvo

Well done, congratulations new student! Welcome to the University of Tampere and its Library! The Library is available to you on both campuses, Linna library in Linna building on Main campus and Arvo library in Arvo building on Kauppi campus. See the opening hours on Library’s website.

Linna- ja Arvo-kirjastot

You can easily get a library card. Go to Linna or Arvo to activate your student card and bring your ID with you. If you don’t yet have a student card, you can borrow books using a temporary library card. Electronic student card can’t be used as a library card.

Your textbooks are in the Library. You can find most of them in Linna, Arvo has the textbooks for medicine, health sciences and biomedical technology. The number of printed books in limited but you can borrow the so called short loan copies for overnight or weekend reading. Additionally, many of the text books are available as e-books that you can also read offline. See instructions on E-book Guide.

Andor-hakupalveluYou’ll find information about the textbooks and other materials in the Andor search service and its tools on our home page. In addition to Library’s collections Andor has millions of references from international databases. Textbooks are easiest to find in Tamcat that is also a part of Andor. E-journals and databases can be found quickly on their own lists. All materials can be found via Andor but shortcuts make searching faster.

Monitoimitila Pohjantähti Linnassa

Library has many kinds of study spaces. When you are reading or working alone using your laptop you can choose from a comfortable armchair, sofa, or a desk suitable for either standing or sitting by in different areas of the Library.

Tietokoneita Linnan oppimiskeskuksessa

Computers can be found in Library’s Learning Centers and classrooms. Computers have various software and you can print using your print quota. You can also copy and scan on the multifunction printers. University’s wireless networks are available also in the Library.

Opetusluokka Alma Linnassa

The Library organizes the Basics of Information Literacy and other courses in the classrooms but you can use them with your key card when they are free. You can see the teaching hours on the display beside the door. Please see the colour signs in the classrooms and other spaces which tell you if the space is meant for quiet working or discussions.

Ryhmatyohuone Rokka Linnassa

You will need group work spaces often. The Library has both bookable and freely available group work rooms. You can do the booking via your Office365 calendar. Freely available group work rooms can fit one or more groups at the same time. Also, Linna’s multipurpose working spaces Pohjantähti and Pentinkulma are suitable for group work as long as you take those studying near you into consideration. The new open study space Idea is in the main lobby of Linna building. There you are also welcome whether alone or with a group. Events are also organized there occasionally.

Most quiet working areas are the Silent Reading Rooms that are available for you 24/7 with your key card (in Arvo also Learning Center and two group work rooms are 24/7 premises). In Linna’s Reading Room you can use your own laptop or tablet, and for readers there is a separate area where devices are not allowed.

Opiskelijoita Arvo-kirjastossa

In the Library there are many kinds of spaces and many kinds of students. Studying goes well for all of us if we only take each other into consideration and together cherish working in peace.

Library is available for you both on the spot and virtually:

Ask also in the Library. We will search for the answer.

Text: Outi Viitasalo, Information Specialist 
Photos: Erja Kymäläinen and Outi Viitasalo

International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center in use until 31.12.2017

International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center is a resource for security and threat analysis. It covers regional conflict, terrorism, domestic security and risk management topics. Database provides nearly 3,000 full-text resources (e.g. periodicals, articles, e-books, reports, images, conference papers, news feeds)

Combines scholarly peer-reviewed journals with expert commentary from a variety of organizations, agencies and publishers. It provides timely reviews of recent developments across the international political, military, economic, social and technical spectrum.

Trial at the University of Tampere is valid until 31.12. 2017. In remote access please sign in with your basic user account. You can find trial databases also on Database list.

More information: phankinta@uta.fi

On trial: America’s Historical Newspapers collections

Collections in America’s Historical Newspapers online archive include searchable full text and page images of historical newspapers from across the country.

Trial at the University of Tampere is valid until 14 July 2017. In remote access please sign in with your basic user account. You can find trial databases also on Database list.

Following collections of America’s Historical Newspapers are on trial:

Early American Newspapers 19th century collection (1801-1899) – Often printed by small-town printers, those titles documented the daily life of hundreds of diverse American communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views

House and Senate Journals(1789-1817) – This collection is a fully searchable digital edition of the record of floor action from the early U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It reflects the works of early U.S. Senate and House of represent, and it covers the inaugural sessions, journals of their proceedings, as required by the Constitution, to record the minutes of floor action. It chronicles matters considered on the floor, votes and other actions taken, as well as excerpts from executive department communications and member responses.

Global Perspectives: American Race Relations (1941-1996) – As America transitioned from the Jim Crow era to the Civil Rights movement and beyond, the rest of the world paid close attention. The only comprehensive collection covering these foreign reactions to America’s racial struggles in the mid-20th century is American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996. In addition to providing unique viewpoints on America’s fight for racial justice, this fully searchable online collection also offers rare insight into race relations in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

African American Newspapers Series 1 (1827-1998)This collection provides online access to 280 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes papers from more than 35 states, features many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles. Newly digitized, these newspapers published by or for African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before.

American Slavery Collection (1820-1922) – This digital edition of the American Antiquarian Society’s extraordinary holdings of slavery and abolition materials delivers more than 3,500 works published over the course of more than 100 years. Long awaited in fully searchable form, The American Slavery Collection addresses every facet of American slavery—one of the most important topics in U.S. history. These diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution color, include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera; among them are a large number of invaluable Southern imprints.

American Civil War Collection (1860-1922) – Featuring more than 13,500 works published between 1860 and 1922, this fully searchable collection offers printed items addressing all facets of the Civil War—one of the most pivotal events in American history—and its aftermath.  These diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution color, include broadsides, lithographs, maps, books, pamphlets, photographs, political cartoons, stereographs, and more.  Coverage extends throughout the Civil War and well beyond into the critical postwar period, a time in which modern interpretations of the conflict began to take shape.

More information: phankinta@uta.fi

On Trial: Data Citation Index and Financial Times Historical Archive

You will find Data Citation Index at Web of Science Core Collection -menu. It provides a single point of access to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world.

More information about the database

Data Citation Index is on trial until 2.5.2017. In remote access sign in with your basic user account.

Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010 is the digital archive of the newspaper. On trial until 30.4.2017 only on the University network.

Break in Library service’s remote access 23 March from 16:00

There will be a break in remote access to Library’s Andor search service and information resources on Thursday 23 March from 16:00 onward. During the break it is possible to access the Library’s e-books, e-journals, articles and databases only on the University’s computers. The reason for the break is change of the remote access server. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The break should be over by 22:00, but there may be breaks in accessing individual databases or e-journals even on Friday. Please inform us immediately about possible problems with e-resources e.g. via feedback form.

On the same day between 17:00 and 22:00 the University IT Services maintains its servers. This will also cause breaks in the University’s web services. The future dates of the monthly maintenance breaks can be seen on the Maintenance breaks web page on the University intranet.

More information:
Online Services Specialists Heli Vanamo, heli.vanamo@staff.uta.fi

Library’s remote access instructions

Break in Library service’s remote access 23 February from 16:00

There will be a break in remote access to Library’s Andor search service and information resources on Thursday 23 February from 16:00 onward. The break lasts until 22:00 at the maximum. During the break it is possible to access the Library’s e-books, e-journals, articles and databases only on the University’s computers.

The reason for the break is change of the remote access server. We apologize for the inconvenience.

On the same day between 17:00 and 22:00 the University IT Services maintains its servers. This will also cause breaks in the University’s web services. See more information on the University intranet. The future dates of the monthly maintenance breaks can be seen on the Maintenance breaks web page on the University intranet.

More information:
Online Services Specialists Heli Vanamo
heli.vanamo@staff.uta.fi

Library’s remote access instructions

Log in to Andor with your basic user account

Andor-hakupalvelu

From the beginning of the year the login page of Library’s Andor search service was changed. The choice between the two login options has puzzled some customers. Now we have edited the login page so that the difference between the options would be clear to all our customers. For the University students and staff the key to all resources in Andor is the basic user account.

University member, this is how you log in to Andor:

  • Always log in with your basic user account.
  • Add your library card to your account so that you can also make reservations and renew your loans, when you’ve logged in with the basic user account.
  • Only with this log in option you have also remote access to the e-resources the Library has acquired.

When you search for books from the library collections or Finnish articles,
search library collections.
When you search for foreign resources or do extensive searches by subject,
search Andor database.

For searching databases and e-journals use the shortcut links.

Ebrary and Ebook Library e-books will be migrated to new Ebook Central

The migration will happen in two steps. First Ebook Library will be upgraded to Ebook Central and after that the Ebrary books will be migrated to Ebook Central (week 4). No breaks should be expected and the e-book URLs will remain the same.

Ebook Central is designed using the strengths of Ebook Library and Ebrary platforms. The e-book reader will be familiar from Ebrary.

Personal Ebook Library bookshelves will be automatically copied to the new platform. It is also possible to copy Ebrary bookshelf to Ebook Central. See the bookshelf migration guide.

Ebook Central -etusivu

ProQuest Ebook Central LibGuide

More information: Information Specialist Soile Kolehmainen
soile.kolehmainen@uta.fi