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Target Group

The course is designed especially for new students and library customers. All students, researchers, and staff at the University of Helsinki are welcome to participate.

Learning Outcomes

After the online webinar, you will know how to

  • log in to Helka
  • use e-materials
  • borrow, reserve and renew printed materials
  • find your customer information in Helka
  • save favourites and search queries


The course introduces you to the Helka database and the library services at the University of Helsinki.

Working methods

Webinar on Zoom. You will get a Zoom-link to your e-mail before the course. Attend the webinar where you can focus on listening. You can ask questions either out loud or in the chat. 

Learning Materials

The University of Helsinki database Helka

Helka tutorial video (6'09'')

Helka Guide


Registration via the online form. You will be able to see upcoming courses in the drop-down menu of the form.

Contact person/Teacher

The course is organized by Helsinki University Library. Questions and comments can be sent to kouluttaja-lista (at)

Teaching language

English. The course is also available in Finnish and Swedish.