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Information seeking guide for the students of Industrial Management

Books Are the Most Important Things

Books and journal articles are the most important part of information retrieval. Books are published both in printed and electronic form. In the library online catalogues You are able to search printed books and You can also find links to open access e-books or e-books licensed by Centria.

In this page You will find access to the most important online catalogues in order to find e.g. Your course books. Best place to start is Centria Library's catalogue Centria-Finna.  We have English books, too!

Illustration is everyday discoveries, opportunities for learning and sources of research. A search service for finding fascinating material from archives, libraries, museums and other organisations.

It collects material from hundreds of Finnish organisations under one roof. Using versatile search functions, you can easily access millions of items, free of charge. includes material that is available online in a variety of formats. You can also search for information from library and archive material that has not been digitised or with limited access. For example, you have at your disposal images, literature, journals, theses and films. 


Ellibs offers e-books from various fields to read. Materials are mostly in Finnish, but some are in English. Log in to the service using the Haka-login of Centria University of Applied Sciences. Requires the installation of Adobe Digital Editions reader on your own workstation. Some books can be read in the browser without downloading the reader. An app for mobile use is also available. You can choose the loan period of the book yourself from two options. You can return the book after reading if you wish, but when the loan period is over the book returns automatically.

Ellibs instructions: link

Ebook Central

Ebook Central offers ebooks from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas. The books are in English.

You can download single chapters as PDF files if you have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer.  You'll also have to create a free user account (Sign In > Create new account).

How to use Ebook Central: link





VLeBooks is a multidisciplinary e-book service. For example, e-books that were previously available on Dawsonera are available in this service.

Guidance videos here!

Open access books