In Arsca you can search for both printed and online material at the same time. Arsca is a good place to start when you haven’t yet quite decided on a topic for your thesis and/or if you want to see what material your library has in its collections. Once you’ve gotten a clearer picture of your thesis topic, you can narrow down your search and use the advanced search option in the databases.
You can often find full-text articles (in PDF or HTML format) via Arsca or some other database. If the database doesn’t provide a link to the full text (Full Text / PDF / HTML) in the references, see the SFX link . If you can’t find the full-text article online, visit the library.
You can search for articles published in foreign scientific journals in the following databases:
You can search for Finnish scientific journals in the following databases:
A peer-reviewed article is reviewed by an editorial board or other experts of the same field before the article’s publication. Peer-review is seen as a way to make sure that the article is of high scientific standard.
It is possible to limit the search results to only peer-reviewed articles when using search portals, such as Arsca. You can perform an advanced search in the EBSCO and ProQuest search portals by checking off the following box: