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Information Seeking Guide for Students of Nursing

How to find information about nursing?

With the help of this guide you become acquainted with the information sources of nursing and
the field of health services. 

An extensive range of information sources and search services is collected into the guide
for the help of the nursing students. You will also find some hints for information retrieval and for evaluation of information sources. 

With the help of this guide you'll learn to use different search services: library lists, e-books, e-journals and other information which can be found on the internet.

Take a good look at the guide and contact the library if you have something to ask or you face some
difficulties! You can also ask for a personal guidance on the information retrieval.



Centria-Finna is Centria Library's online catalog. In Centria-Finna you can

  • find information about the availability of the books in library's collections
  • find links to Open Access e-books
  • renew your loans 
  • make requests to borrowed items

Login to the service with either your Haka ID or your library card number. HAKA ID (Centria email address) gives access to all the services and you can read licensed e-resources. 

When logging in with a library card, you can make reservations, new your own loans, and store references in your own account.

When logging in with the Haka ID, be sure to attach the library card to your account at the first time. Instructions here!