Resources and tools to support your information seeking

Read up on the Library's tips for research methods, digital resources and information seeking tools!

Here you can find general information resources from the Library's collections, as well as tools for information seeking and reference management. 

For field-specific databases, journals and other resources, see the Library's ResearchGuides.

You can also study information seeking independently or take a course - the Library helps you with information seeking throughout your studies. You can find more information on courses and workshops on the Library's website. 

Books on research methods 

Sage Research Methods Online (link to Helka database)

An extensive research methods database, including hundreds of books on research methods. You can also find reference works and journal articles on research methods. Sage also offers webinars, where you can get advice and tips on using the Sage Research Methods database. The webinars are available for all users and they’re held on March 17, April 20 and May 25, 2021. For more information and registration, see the Sage website. 

Digital resources

The Library's Digital Resources Guide

Do you need primary sources for your thesis or other assignment? The Library offers several digital archive collections to support digital scholarship. The collections include, among others, newspaper archives of The Times and The Economist, The British Library Newspapers collection and extensive collections of material from the 18th and 19th centuries. These primary sources are especially suitable for the fields of humanities and social sciences. 

Information seeking tools

Gale Digital Scholar Lab (link to Helka database)

A cloud-based study and research tool that allows users to study, analyze and data-mine Gale digital resources provided by the Library. You can, for example, create custom data sets from the archives available and use digital tools to analyse them. For more information and tips on how to use Digital Scholar Lab, see the Library’s guide. (link to Helka database)

An artificial intelligence-based information search assistant brings a more visual point of view to traditional information seeking. helps with getting to know your research topic and its key concepts. You can find information on using the service and upcoming workshops on the University's landing page. 

Refworks (link to Helka database)

A reference manager helps you keep your references both safe and in order. With Refworks you can easily add references you have saved as citations to your thesis, and create a bibliography with a specific citation style. For more information on reference management, see the Library’s instructions on reference management or Refworks Guide.