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Information seeking guide for students of nursing


IllustrationWritten 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 Melinda 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.

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


Ellibs logo and a hyperlink to the service

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

OAPEN Library

OAPEN Library logo and a hyperlink to the service

The OAPEN Library 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.


Intech 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


SpringerOpen 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

New books in the library

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Research method books in Centria Library

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