The material you are searching for is not available in the KAMK library?
You can make an acquisition proposal or you can request an interlibrary loan from another Finnish library. Interlibrary loan fee is 9 € but there is also a free interlibrary connection with University of Oulu and OAMK libraries and The National Repository Library services all libraries.
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The purpose of this guide is to showcase useful resources and tools to help students in their research and thesis writing process. The guide focuses on books, journals and databases that have been acquired by the KAMK library but also includes resources on the Internet.
Before you start searching for information in the numerous databases, it is useful to plan your search keywords. Write down which keywords are relevant to your topic and also list possible synonyms. You can utilize different vocabularies in this, for example MOT Dictionaries or Finto.fi.
It is also advised to think your topic broadly and not to narrow down your search results too much particularly in the beginning of the information seeking task. If the search parameters are too narrow, many relevant sources might not be found.
How to complete the information seeking task?
1. Take part in information seeking workshop
2. Write a short text in your thesis plan where you describe the information seeking process:
• where you search for information? (name the databases)
• examples of keywords
• what criteria you use to select the sources?
In addition, the task evaluates the references used in the plan. You can return the thesis plan here for evaluation to address: kirjastonopetus(at)kamk.fi. In the workshop you can get guidance on databases you can utilize and other tips for information seeking. Also the Mendeley reference management program will be introduced.
The best time to participate in an information seeking workshop is at the beginning of the thesis, when the topic is already known. When you sign up for a workshop, please tell us your topic.
Workshop location: Teams
Pre-registration required: kirjastonopetus(at)kamk.fi
Licenced e-materials are available for students and staff by signing in to KAMK Finna with an KamIT-account.
More information about the user rights concerning the use of e-materials you can find on FinELib or asking from the library.