Information resources

Books, journals and articles

You can find the University of Eastern Finland's print and electronic books and journals using the UEF Primo search interface. You can access both print and electronic materials via UEF Primo. Select "Journal search" and  enter the beginning of the journal name or journal ISSN.  You can search for international articles using UEF Primo's "Basic Search" by entering the title of the article or words from the title and clicking "International Articles".  Accessing the electronic material outside the campus network requires logging in to the UEF Primo using your UEF username and password.

Read more about searching for books, searching for journals and articles and accessing the e-materials remotely.

You can make requests for articles, journals and books outside the UEF Library's collections from the Legal deposit collection (only Finnish material) or order them from the National Repository Library via interlibrary services. It is also good to remember the public libraries of your local region and the national Finna, which helps you to search for materials in Finland's scientific and public libraries. Materials from other libraries can be requested via the interlibrary services. In addition, you can make an acquisition request for books and journals.

Databases specified by field of science

National and international databases available for the University of Eastern Finland can be found in the UEF Primo search interface. You can find databases by using the database title as the search term. You can also browse discipline specific databases and get guidance for information retrieval via "Discipline Specific Services". Accessing the electronic material outside the campus network requires logging in to the UEF Primo using your UEF username and password.

Open information

The Internet holds openly accessible publications that are not necessarily accessible via databases that are subject to a charge. Open access and parallel publishing increase the number of open scientific publications. Read more about open information at the Open UEF web pages.

How to follow new content

To keep up to date to your own fields of science and research, many journal services provide a possibility to utilise different functions for following updating content and to receive notifications for new articles. New content following services are available via, among others, journals' tables of contents, search queries by subject and article references. The most usual ways of following updates are Alerts into your e-mail and RSS feeds for your computer's browser. It is also possible to follow new book releases by using libraries' collection indexes and from the web pages of some publishers and suppliers.


Q: I have found a reference to a good article/e-book, but I cannot access the full text. Why?

A: Did you remember to login to the UEF Primo? An e-journal or all of its volumes have not necessarily been ordered to the library or an e-book has not been purchased for our use. Check, if you can find the journal or the book in print format from a library or the National Repository Library. If not, you can make a request for an article or a book via the interlibrary services.

Q: Can I suggest a book or a journal related to my research subject to be acquired for the library?

A: Yes, you can. You can make an acquisition request by filling out this form.

Q: Where can I ask for help for using databases?

A: You can ask for advice from the information specialist of your own discipline or revise information retrieval independently.

For more information

acquisitions[at] (UEF Library acquisitions)

kys.hankinnat[at] (KUH Medical Library)[at] (information retrieval and e-material use)

primo[at] (in case of e-material malfunctions)

Collection Services:

Head of Services
Riitta Porkka



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