Information sources

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. 

 

Give feedback on the databases or suggest new databases for aquisition using feedback form.

 

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

Database can be used freely ARSCA - Bibliographic Database of Finnish Art University Libraries   More information about the database
Database can be used freely Doria - Digitized materials of the Sibelius Academy Library    
Part of material can be used freely Part of material can be used freely Finna - Search interface   More information about the database
Database can be used freely Helda - University of the Arts Helsinki's e-publications in Helda    
Database can be used freely LAURA - Finnish translations of song texts   More information about the database
Database can be used freely Sibelius Academy Theses Database - eThesis: content has been moved to Helda    
 

Other databases

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  Database name Material type    
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Academic Search Elite - EBSCO - Articles (full texts) articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki African American Music Reference - Literature on African American music, contains full texts and some sheet music (see also Alexander Street Press) articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Alexander Street Press - Interface for cross-searching ASP's audio, video, sheet music and reference databases audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki American Music - African American music recordings (see also Alexander Street Press) audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Art and Architecture in Video - Video database of fine arts and architecture (see also Alexander Street Press) audio/video  
Database can be used freely ARTO - Reference database of Finnish articles articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Artstor - Over a million images that can be used for academic and educational purposes images  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki BabelScores - Sheet music databased focused on promoting contemporary classical music sheet music  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Classical Music in Video - Video database of classical music (see also Alexander Street Press) audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Classical Music Library - Classical music recordings (see also Alexander Street Press) audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Classical Music Reference Library - Reference works of classical music reference work  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Classical Scores Library - Printed classical music (see also Alexander Street Press) sheet music  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki The Collected Works of John Dewey - Database of pedagogics e-books  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Contemporary World Music - Contemporary world music recordings (see also Alexander Street Press) audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Dance in Video - Video recordings of dance productions (see also Alexander Street Press) audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Dissertations and theses - ProQuest - Theses, mostly in full text theses  
Database can be used freely DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Drama direkt - Swedish plays. The link requires Uniarts credentials! plays  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Early English Books Online (EEBO) - English literature from 1470-1700 e-books More information about the database
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Ebook Central (formerly ebrary) - Academic complete collection, a lot of e-books on a wide range of subjects e-books  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki EBSCO - Search from all or selected EBSCO databases articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Edilex - Finnish law information service other  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) - English literature from 1701-1800 e-books  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Elektra - Finnish scientific journals (mostly in Finnish) articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki ERIC - Database of pedagogics articles/references  
Database can be used freely FENNICA - The National Bibliography of Finland library database  
Database can be used freely FONO - Recordings reference database of Finnish Broadcasting Company (In Finnish) audio/video  
Database can be used freely Frank Metasearch - Multisearch of Finnish library databases library database  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online - Contains full texts reference work  
Database can be used freely Google Scholar - Google search for scholarly literature articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Grove Art Online - Encyclopedia on art, see also Oxford Reference reference work  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Grove Music Online - Music encyclopedia, see also Oxford Reference reference work  
Database can be used freely HELKA - Database of Helsinki University Library library database  
Database can be used freely HelMet - Database of Helsinki City Library library database  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Humanities Index (formerly British Humanities Index (BHI)) - ProQuest - Article reference database on humanities articles/references  
Database can be used freely ILONA - Database of Finnish professional theatre performances since 19th Century reference work  
Database can be used freely 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  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki International Bibliography of Theater & Dance - EBSCO - Theater and dance articles, partly in full text articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki IPA Source - Database of IPA transcriptions and translations of song texts song texts  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Jazz music library - Jazz music recordings (see also Alexander Street Press) audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki JSTOR - Full text journals on arts, humanities and social sciences articles/references  
Database can be used freely Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog - Central search into over 50 library databases library database  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Labbet - Swedish plays. The link requires Uniarts credentials! plays  
Database can be used freely Libris - The joint database of libraries in Sweden library database  
Database can be used freely The LiederNet Archive - Multilingual song text database song texts  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) - PruQuest - Article reference database on linguistics articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Manusbanken - digital archive for Norwegian manuscripts for film, radio, television and theatre. The link requires Uniarts credentials! plays  
Database can be used freely Melinda - Union catalogue of Finnish libraries library database  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Met Opera on Demand - Metropolitan Opera performances on video audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki MGG Online (Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart) - German music encyclopedia reference work  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki MOT dictionaries - Finnish - English/Swedish/German/French/Italian - Finnish and MOT Proofing proofreader dictionaries  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Music-In-Print Series - Database of printed music publication data sheet music  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Music Periodicals Database (formerly IIMP) - ProQuest - Music journals (contains full texts) articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki The National Biography of Finland - Finnish biographies reference work  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Naxos Music Library - Classical music recordings audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Näytelmät.fi - Digital library of Finnish plays. The link requires Uniarts credentials! plays  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Opera in Video - Video database of opera productions (see also Alexander Street Press) audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Oxford Art Online - see Grove Art Online and Oxford Reference reference work  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Oxford English Dictionary - Dictionary of the English language dictionaries  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Oxford History of Western Music - Richard Taruskin's work in six volumes reference work  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki 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  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Performing Arts Periodicals Database (formerly IIPA) - ProQuest - Performing arts journals (contains full texts) articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Popular music library - Popular music recordings (see also Alexander Street Press) audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki 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  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Project MUSE (Premium Collection) - Articles on arts, humanities and social sciences (full texts) articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki ProQuest - Search from all or selected ProQuest databases articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki 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 More information about the database
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki RILM - EBSCO - Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-) articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki 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  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki RISM - EBSCO - International Inventory of Musical Sources (1600-) articles/references  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Routledge Performance Archive - video database on performing arts audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Smithsonian Global Sound - Contemporary World Music Archive recordings (see also Alexander Street Press) audio/video  
Database can be used in University of the Arts Helsinki Theatre in Video - Video recordings of theater productions (see also Alexander Street Press) audio/video  
Database can be used freely VIOLA - The National Discography of Finland audio/video  
Database can be used freely Worldcat - World's largest library union catalogue library database  

 

Databases in trial use

Currently there are no databases in trial use

 

E-material instructions

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?

The e-materials can be accessed remotely through the university’s databases page hyperlinks or through the university’s Finna.

Electronic versions of printed journals ordered by library units can also be accessed through the journals page or through Finna's journal list.

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.

E-material terms of use

The e-material terms of use define what you can and cannot do with the materials. The terms of use common to all materials include:

  • 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.

Many of the university library’s e-materials have been acquired from the national electronic library FinELib. You can view the terms of use for all of the material at FinELib’s website:
FinELib Material Terms of Use. As a rule, the terms of use for other materials are similar to those that apply to FinELib’s materials.

 

Digital sheet music

The list of sites that offer digital sheet music has moved to Research Guides!