Most online catalogs and databases use some form of subject headings, though they may also be called descriptors or keywords.
Subject headings are a set of terms or phrases that classify materials and concepts. Essentially they identify and pull together information about a given subject. .
While most databases come up with their own list of subject headings, some use standardized systems. Our library catalogue, for example, uses the Library of Congress system in English and YSO in Finnish.
You can use multilingual dictionary and translation service Sanakirja.fi to translate keywords.
Written publications, such as books, research reports and journal articles are the most important things to start your information retrieval. Books are published both in printed and electronic form.
In the library online catalogues, such as Centria-Finna and Finna.fi you are able to browse lists of printed books, and you can also find links to Open Access e-books, theses and dissertations.
E-books can be accessed by PC, laptop or mobile device. Some of the e-books require you to be logged on to Centria's network.
E-books from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas. How to use Ebook Central
Multidisciplinary e-book service. For example, e-books that were previously available on Dawsonera are available in this service. Guidance videos here!
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. Ellibs instructions here!
contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences, but it also has sections for technology and engineering. All material in Oapen Library is open access.
is the world's largest multidisciplinary publisher of open access books covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine. The main subject area covered by InTech publications is currently Engineering, followed by Health Sciences, Life Sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities
includes over 200 fully open access books and journals across all areas of science. All journals and books are high-level peer reviewed and made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication. Explore the journals by subject