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Work at home or on campus
You can access the e-resources via Subject guides or Oula-Finna. The library's e-resources are available to you 24/7.
On campuses, you can access e-materials by logging in to the university's online workstations or to the wireless Eduroam network with your Uni of Oulu username. Outside of campuses, you can access the university network using the VPN service or remote desktop.
E-materials can also be used from outside the university network as a remote user. Access via Oula-Finna or libguides.oulu.fi -pages.
Finding search terms
Use the tools listed below to find terminology related to your subject area. More about finding search terms in Finding scientific information
In addition to dozens of dictionaries, MOT Kielipalvelu contains MOT Translator (translations between 40 languages) as well as MOT Proofing (proofreading and spell checker of English, Finnish, Swedish, German and French).
Students and staff members can request a login link to the service for remote access as follows:
- Navigate to https://www.sanakirja.fi/korkeakouluille?lang=en
- Choose your organisation from the list and enter the email address you use in your organisation, then click “Get a login link”.
- Click the link in the email you receive.
- Set a password for your account so you will be able to login to the service with all your devices – whenever and wherever.
Start searching with concepts and terminology familiar to you. You can find more potential search terms in the Keyword category of the Refine Results box.
Useful resource for getting to know the subject and finding synonyms.
Evaluating Internet sources
Internet sources must be critically evaluated, taking in consideration information reliability, permanence of source, availability of the document and copyrights.
Instructions on how to evaluate Internet sources:
Multidisciplinary reference databases
Accessing a journal article
It is often difficult to access individual journal articles. Try searching for journal articles with the following useful tools:
Alternative access to articles
How to access a scholarly article when the organisation does not have a valid licence agreement for the journal? Useful tips from the FinELib.
Reference management software enables you to
- create your personal database
- share references
- create a bibliography
- create in-text-citations
Freely available reference management software: Mendeley, JabRef (with BibTeX), Zotero.