Guess, win prizes and get the Library’s overall badge

Badge jar in February's contestDo you have the Library’s hearty overall badge yet? From Valentine Day (14 Feb) take part in our “Badge & Jar” contest – come to our Customer Service, guess how many overall badges there are in the jar and get your own badge.

Those who guess right will get a handy, versatile bicycle lamp. Moreover, among all the participants we’ll raffle.

  • movie tickets (10 pcs)
  • reading lights (you can attach to a book, 10 pcs)
  • bicycle lamps (10 pcs)
  • adhesive screen wipers (10 pcs)

You can make your guess either at the Library’s Customer Service or on our social media channels Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Badge & Jar contest and the distribution of overall badges will continue until the end of February. Good luck!

Wiley Online Library is migrating to a new platform at the end of February 2018

The new platform provides among other things:

  • Modernized, cleaner design with easier navigation and usability
  • Improved search function and user interface that aligns with today’s best practices for user experience
  • Increased accessibility that allows Wiley to deliver new features and functionality in a timely fashion

Users eTOC and citation alert settings will be migrated to the new platform. Saved search alerts and article “favourites” will not be migrated. Redirects for bookmarked links will be put in place for all current URLs, to their new counterparts, but you should anyway update all bookmarks and links after the migration to avoid any interruption of access.

More information, see Wiley .

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Publish your article Open Access in Elsevier journals with a discount

Corresponding authors of the University of Tampere have now the possibility to publish their articles Open Access with a discount in Elsevier journals. The list of these journals includes over 1500 Elsevier owned hybrid journals and over 100 Gold Open Access journals (“Full Gold OA” on the list). The discount is 50 percent of the journal’s APC list price (APC = article processing charge).

The discount is available when these conditions are met:

  • The corresponding author of the article is affiliated with the University of Tampere.
  • Article is accepted for publishing between 1.1.2018-31.12.2020.
  • The article is accepted to one of the journals on the list.

If you publish in Elsevier´s subscription based journal, you can make your scientific article freely available by self-archiving. You can self-archive a version of your article to an institutional repository (TamPub at the University of Tampere), usually after the embargo period.

You also have a possibility to publish in Taylor & Francis and Sage hybrid journals or BioMed Central and SpringerOpen Gold Open Access journals with a discounted APC fee.

More information on the discounts and instructions for the Open Access publishing process are available on the Library’s Open Access Guide.

If you have further questions please contact Information Specialists Aniita Ahlholm-Kannisto,, or Sari Leppänen,

Online course updates researcher’s information management skills

Researcher, are you interested in open science? Or do you want to know how the impact or visibility of research is measured? What about best tips for information seeking or managing research data?

On Managing Research Information online course (2 ETCS) you can update your information management skills for the benefit of your own research. The course can be completed online between 5 March and 8 April 2018 and the teaching language is English. The course is organized by Tampere University Library and it’s aimed primarily at doctoral researchers but other researchers as well.

More information and enrolment to Managing Research Information (2 ECTS) online course until 28 February 2018.

Details: Information Specialist Miikka Sipilä,

Services for Researchers at the Library
Library’s Guides for information management

Make the most of Andor portal and Library’s wide-ranging resources

Andor search serviceThe Library acquires wide-ranging information resources for the use of students, researchers and staff of the University. To access the resources you have our Andor search portal at your service.

Participate in the Library’s workshop that covers information seeking using Andor portal, Andor and Tamcat. Learn how to find books, journals and e-articles and catch useful tips on how you can make the most of these search services. During the workshop you can search those resources that are relevant to your work.

There are two alternative workshops, 14 February and 8 March at 14.15-15.00 in Linna library’s classroom Aleksi. Enrol using the online form. You can also find the information on Staff Training Calendar on the University intranet.

More information:
Information Specialist Saija Tapio,

Library’s Andor Guide
Library’s courses and training

On Trial: Psychiatry Online until 31 January

Psychiatry Online is the platform for all American Psychiatric Association Publishing journals, DSM-5®, and bestselling textbooks, as well as APA Practice Guidelines, and continuing medical education. It is an important resource for information on psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, guidelines, the latest research, and news from the field.

The trial is in use until 31 January 2018. In remote access please sign in with your basic user account of University of Tampere or Tampere University Hospital.

You can send trial feedback to:

More information:
Information Specialist Soile Kolehmainen,

Maintenance break on computers in Arvo’s Learning Center 18 January

There will be a maintenance break on the computers in Arvo library’s Learning Center on Thursday, 18 January after 19.00, during the maintenance window of the University’s IT Services. The network connection of the computers is closed and logging in is not possible. The break lasts approximately for half an hour and the reason for it is maintenance of the Library’s server.

There may also be shorter breaks in web services and remote access during the maintenance window between 17.00 and 22.00.

The University IT Services maintains its servers once a month, usually on Thursday between 17.00 and 22.00. The future dates of maintenance breaks can be seen on the Maintenance breaks web page on the University intranet.

On 25 January Arvo library closed, Linna’s premises available until 16.00

On Thursday, 25 January, Arvo library is closed and Linna library is open exceptionally between 8.00 and 16.00. The premises in Linna library are available for the customers during the opening hours but the Customer Service is closed. You can borrow books and return your loans using the self-service machines and pay library fees online.

The reason for the exceptional opening hours is staff training for all Tampere3 libraries.

When the Library is closed, you can return your loans to the book-return bin beside the front door of Linna (Kalevantie side) and Arvo (Teiskontie side). Linna’s Silent Reading Room and Arvo Learning Center are available 24/7 for the University students with the key card. Please note, in Arvo on weekdays between 21.00 and 5.30 and on weekends you need also a PIN code you can get from IT Helpdesk in Arvo.

You can find answers online among Frequently Asked Questions. The question box on Library front page offers ready questions when you start writing. You can also choose a topic from the word cloud.

More information:
Leena Horsma-aho, Manager, Student Information Services

Library’s opening hours and contacts

What’s new in e-resources

On 2018 the electronic resources provided by the University of Tampere mainly remain unchanged but there are also some new resources available. MOT Online language service expanded, and PhilPapers, the widest open archives of philosophy, is comprehensively in our use with the support payment paid by the Library.

MOT Online increased with several new dictionaries. There are now more than 50 dictionaries with general terms and special terms available on the Dictionaries page. MOT Translation expanded to 13 language pairs. MOT Proofing serves the Finnish writers of English as before. MOT Books expanded with new reference works and MOT Reference offers more high-quality information sources. TermLink service offers the possibility to bring organization’s own dictionaries to MOT Online.

Now it is also easier to use MOT with your mobile devices, thanks to the mobile optimized version of MOT Online. See the Mobile Online instructions in MOT Online.

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. PhilPapers offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.

See all our e-resources in the databases list.

More information:
Information Specialists Aniita Ahlholm-Kannisto,, and Soile Kolehmainen

Update to IEEE/IEL and Wiley Online Library database negotiations

IEEE has agreed to negotiate again with FinElib. There is no break in access to  IEEE/IEL database.

At the moment there’s no access to Wiley’s 2018 online content because finishing the license agreement is still ongoing.

More information:

Petri Tonteri, Information Resources Manager,