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Health and Social Studies guide

Guide for information resources in Health and Social Studies

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Health and Social Studies 

Guide for information resources e.g. in Nursing, Physical Therapy, Digital Rehabilitation and Social Studies

How to start?

A quick guide to information sources

  1. Are you looking for information on books either in print or electronic?

Go to the Janet Finna database to search!

  1. Wondering how do you find a course book and check its availability?

Search Janet Finna for a book either by author, title or combination thereof. See the Holdings information to find out in which campus library the book is available, and check the Shelf where it is placed (shelf number and the word after that).

  1. Looking for scientific articles but don't know where to search?

Do a quick search with Janet Finna's International Articles Search, and then select the Source (database) from which you continue to progress. You can also find Finnish scientific articles of in Janet Finna. Narrow your search results to full-texts and use the Content type 'article'.

  1. Do you want to check if a certain journal or periodical can be found in Jamk library either in print or electronic?

Go to the Janet Finna database, search by journal's name and select 'Title' or select Browse > Journals and articles to find international journals.

  1. Looking for a specific article?

See if you can find the journal in the Jamk library (point 4) or enter the title of the article in Janet Finna's search for international articles (point 3). The article could also be online free to read > use Google Scholar search and add: Settings > Library links > Type: jamk > Select all Jamk library links > Save. This will also allow you to access texts in Jamk library databases when you are logged in to Janet Finna.

Stages of information seeking

Hey, are you looking for reliable information in your field? Take the Compass of information seeking for your use. You are welcome to discover your possibilities.
8 steps of information seeking process

Information seeking as a process

  1. For a start, consider what is your information need
  2. Explore your topic (think up and outline)
  3. Focus your search (familiarize and zoom in)
  4. Refine your topic (frame and set limiters)
  5. Collect information (search, locate and select)
  6. Use found information (summarize, write and  innovate)
  7. Share your knowledge (refer, upgrade and  network)
  8. Ask for more and contact the Library!


Assessment belongs to every stage of the process. This figure reminds of assessment and evaluation in the different situations.

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