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Oula-Finna and Arto

Database quick guide: Oula-Finna and Arto


Truncation and wildcard

- can not be used as the first character in a search term

*  replaces 0…n characters

Without truncation finds

- words similar to the searched Finnish word

- English s-ending forms

> child, children's childhood

> päiväkoti, päiväkodin, vuorohoitopäiväkodissa, päiväkirjani ... kotimaassa

> emotion, emotions

? replaces a single character wom?n
> woman, women

Double quotation marks = exact phrase

- the singular form of a word does not retrieve the plural or other forms in phrases

- no truncation 

- suitable for searching for known publication

"computational thinking"

"positiivinen pedagogiikka"
does not retrieve the form 'positiivisen pedagogiikan' etc.

"computer* progra*" 

"International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders"


Search terms are automatically combined using AND.

Operators must be in capital letters.

health nutrition child*

"participatory design" OR "cooperative design" OR "co-operative design"


It's possible to use boolean search strings with operators and parentheses in basic search (NB: search terms / phrases are automatically combined using AND).


("participatory design" OR "cooperative design" OR "co-operative design") ("user interface" OR "user interfaces")

(monikulttuuri* OR maahanmuut*) AND (päiväko* OR varhaiskasvat*)

((social media) OR instagram OR facebook) AND (brand OR marketing)

Finna utilises the Voikko language tool which returns the words of the Finnish language to their basic form and chops compounds.
Import into RefWorks

1) In reference: 
Export reference -> Export to RefWorks -> Send to RefWorks.


2) In Favourites:
Select references, click Export, confirm by clicking Export, in the pop-up-window. Then click the Send to RefWorks.

More info: Oula-Finna


Books, journals, databases etc.: the library’s books, journals, databases and thesis.

E-materials: International e-materials search; peer reviewed articles either as references or as full texts.

Other libraries: Collections of Oulu and Kajaani University of Applied Sciences Libraries; free of charge borrowing.

National Repository Library: in Kuopio; free of charge book and article requests.

ARTO - Finnish articles: links to full texts or search by journal title in Oula-Finna library database.