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Database quick guides: Arto

Quick references of the most central databases in the University of Oulu

Oula-Finna

Database quick guide: Oula-Finna and Arto

DESCRIPTION EXAMPLES

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*
> child, children's childhood

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

emotion 
> emotion, emotions

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

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"

Operators

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"

Tips

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. https://voikko.puimula.org/

More info: Oula-Finna

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.

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.