The library’s databases provide academic articles, visual material, music, plays, opera and more in digital format. The databases provided by the library can be accessed here. University of the Arts Helsinki's students and staff can also access the database remotely.
Databases and guides
You can access all library's databeses through this page. Remote access is also available for students and staff of University of the Arts Helsinki.
Below is a list of available databases with links to them. First are databases produced by our library, then other databases. You can filter the list by resource type and subject. There are more instructions after the list.
Uniarts Helsinki Library’s Research Guides contain information about material in your field, tips on how to search and information about library services.
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|Database can be used freely anywhere.|
|Database can be used only in uniarts network (remote use is possible for uniarts students and staff).|
List of databases
Databases produced by the library
|ARSCA - Bibliographic Database of Finnish Art University Libraries|
|Doria - Digitized materials of the Sibelius Academy Library|
|Finna - Search interface|
|Helda - University of the Arts Helsinki's e-publications in Helda|
|LAURA - Finnish translations of song texts|
|Sibelius Academy Theses Database - eThesis: content has been moved to Helda|
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|Database name||Material type|
|Academic Search Elite - EBSCO - Articles (full texts)||articles/references|
|African American Music Reference - Literature on African American music, contains full texts and some sheet music (see also Alexander Street Press)||articles/references|
|Alexander Street Press - Interface for cross-searching ASP's audio, video, sheet music and reference databases||audio/video|
|American Music - African American music recordings (see also Alexander Street Press)||audio/video|
|Art and Architecture in Video - Video database of fine arts and architecture (see also Alexander Street Press)||audio/video|
|ARTO - Reference database of Finnish articles||articles/references|
|Artstor - Over a million images that can be used for academic and educational purposes||images|
|BabelScores - Sheet music databased focused on promoting contemporary classical music||sheet music|
|Classical Music in Video - Video database of classical music (see also Alexander Street Press)||audio/video|
|Classical Music Library - Classical music recordings (see also Alexander Street Press)||audio/video|
|Classical Music Reference Library - Reference works of classical music||reference work|
|Classical Scores Library - Printed classical music (see also Alexander Street Press)||sheet music|
|The Collected Works of John Dewey - Database of pedagogics||e-books|
|Contemporary World Music - Contemporary world music recordings (see also Alexander Street Press)||audio/video|
|Dance in Video - Video recordings of dance productions (see also Alexander Street Press)||audio/video|
|Dissertations and theses - ProQuest - Theses, mostly in full text||theses|
|DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals||articles/references|
|Drama direkt - Swedish plays. The link requires Uniarts credentials!||plays|
|Early English Books Online (EEBO) - English literature from 1470-1700||e-books|
|Ebook Central (formerly ebrary) - Academic complete collection, a lot of e-books on a wide range of subjects||e-books|
|EBSCO - Search from all or selected EBSCO databases||articles/references|
|Edilex - Finnish law information service||other|
|Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) - English literature from 1701-1800||e-books|
|Elektra - Finnish scientific journals (mostly in Finnish)||articles/references|
|ERIC - Database of pedagogics||articles/references|
|FENNICA - The National Bibliography of Finland||library database|
|FONO - Recordings reference database of Finnish Broadcasting Company (In Finnish)||audio/video|
|Frank Metasearch - Multisearch of Finnish library databases||library database|
|The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online - Contains full texts||reference work|
|Google Scholar - Google search for scholarly literature||articles/references|
|Grove Art Online - Encyclopedia on art, see also Oxford Reference||reference work|
|Grove Music Online - Music encyclopedia, see also Oxford Reference||reference work|
|HELKA - Database of Helsinki University Library||library database|
|HelMet - Database of Helsinki City Library||library database|
|Humanities Index (formerly British Humanities Index (BHI)) - ProQuest - Article reference database on humanities||articles/references|
|ILONA - Database of Finnish professional theatre performances since 19th Century||reference work|
|IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library - Enermous collection of classical music scores in public domain. Part of collection is still under copyright in Finland (Canadian copyright term is only 50 years)||sheet music|
|International Bibliography of Theater & Dance - EBSCO - Theater and dance articles, partly in full text||articles/references|
|IPA Source - Database of IPA transcriptions and translations of song texts||song texts|
|Jazz music library - Jazz music recordings (see also Alexander Street Press)||audio/video|
|JSTOR - Full text journals on arts, humanities and social sciences||articles/references|
|Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog - Central search into over 50 library databases||library database|
|Labbet - Swedish plays. The link requires Uniarts credentials!||plays|
|Libris - The joint database of libraries in Sweden||library database|
|The LiederNet Archive - Multilingual song text database||song texts|
|Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) - PruQuest - Article reference database on linguistics||articles/references|
|Manusbanken - digital archive for Norwegian manuscripts for film, radio, television and theatre. The link requires Uniarts credentials!||plays|
|Melinda - Union catalogue of Finnish libraries||library database|
|Met Opera on Demand - Metropolitan Opera performances on video||audio/video|
|MGG Online (Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart) - German music encyclopedia||reference work|
|MOT dictionaries - Finnish - English/Swedish/German/French/Italian - Finnish and MOT Proofing proofreader||dictionaries|
|Music-In-Print Series - Database of printed music publication data||sheet music|
|Music Periodicals Database (formerly IIMP) - ProQuest - Music journals (contains full texts)||articles/references|
|The National Biography of Finland - Finnish biographies||reference work|
|Naxos Music Library - Classical music recordings||audio/video|
|Näytelmät.fi - Digital library of Finnish plays. The link requires Uniarts credentials!||plays|
|Opera in Video - Video database of opera productions (see also Alexander Street Press)||audio/video|
|Oxford Art Online - see Grove Art Online and Oxford Reference||reference work|
|Oxford English Dictionary - Dictionary of the English language||dictionaries|
|Oxford History of Western Music - Richard Taruskin's work in six volumes||reference work|
|Oxford Reference - Reference works on art and music, includes The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music and Encyclopedia of Popular Music||reference work|
|Performing Arts Periodicals Database (formerly IIPA) - ProQuest - Performing arts journals (contains full texts)||articles/references|
|Popular music library - Popular music recordings (see also Alexander Street Press)||audio/video|
|PQ Art, Design and Architecture Collection||Package contains the following databases (see also "ProQuest"): ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) - Modern and contemporary art Arts & Humanities Database - Full text database Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) - Design, craft, advertising International Bibliography of Art (IBA) - Fine arts||articles/references|
|Project MUSE (Premium Collection) - Articles on arts, humanities and social sciences (full texts)||articles/references|
|ProQuest - Search from all or selected ProQuest databases||articles/references|
|RefWorks - Reference management application (new version 2016). See RefWorks guide for instructions on migration from old version. You can still use the old version until further notice.||other|
|RILM - EBSCO - Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-)||articles/references|
|RIPM with Full Text - EBSCO - Full text archive of old music journals (1760 - 1966). You can access additional content (RIPM preservation series) and browse journals by publication year through RIPM's own interface.||articles/references|
|RISM - EBSCO - International Inventory of Musical Sources (1600-)||articles/references|
|Routledge Performance Archive - video database on performing arts||audio/video|
|Smithsonian Global Sound - Contemporary World Music Archive recordings (see also Alexander Street Press)||audio/video|
|Theatre in Video - Video recordings of theater productions (see also Alexander Street Press)||audio/video|
|VIOLA - The National Discography of Finland||audio/video|
|Worldcat - World's largest library union catalogue||library database|
Databases in trial use
Currently there are no databases in trial use
What does ‘remote access to database’ mean?
‘Remote access to database’ means that the university library’s paid databases (article databases such as JSTOR and EBSCO, MOT Dictionary and Oxford English Dictionary Online, etc.) are accessible outside the university’s premises, such as at home or from abroad, by using the EZproxy server. Remote access is granted with the Uniarts login information.
Who can use remote access to database?
The library’s remote access service is meant for the University of the Arts Helsinki’s staff and students, and it requires a valid Uniarts login username.
How do I access the database?
Remote access via the Databases page
Remote access to the databases is granted directly through the library’s databases page’s hyperlinks. The same hyperlinks can also be used to access databases both within the university’s internal web (at different university buildings) and for remote use. Remote access for home use will be granted with university login information. After signing in, you will have access to the databases. Accessing the database within the university’s internal web will direct you straight to the databases. Remote access works on all browsers, and no settings need to be changed. Allow cookies, if necessary.
Remote access via Uniarts library's Finna
You can access electronic materials through Uniarts library's Finna remotely almost as easily as from the Uniarts network. All you need to do is to log in to Finna with your Uniarts credentials (haka login). By logging in you can get more search results from electronic content and you'll be able to access available content without further logins. You can get more information here.
- External users (so-called “walk-in users”) can use the materials on library computers.
- The materials can be printed or saved partly (for example, single articles), if possible.