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Scientific search engines
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:
Making a citation alert means that you will be automatically kept up-to-date when a certain article or a particular researcher has been cited.
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
General language and specialist dictionaries from Finnish into English, Swedish, French, German and a large selection of other languages.
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.
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.