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Library's guide for new employees

In this guide for new employees, you find information that is useful for you as a newcomer about the library's collections and specific services.

Use Hanna to find literature

Hanken's search service Hanna gives you access to a wide range of materials through only one search. Through one and the same search box, you can reach:

  • printed materials (only materials available in Helsinki), and
  • electronic materials, such as e-books, theses, scholarly articles in full text, and databases.

Watch the video below to get started using Hanna. The tutorial (1:33) is made at the Hanken library.

Note that staff and students in Vaasa use the Vaasa city library's search service to search for printed books in the library.


At Hanken library, you have access to more than 1 million e-books via various e-book platforms including Perlego and Ebook central.

Note that not all e-books are available through the Hanna search service. Some books are only found directly from the e-book platform's user interface.

Perlego logo Ebook central logo Biblio logo Alma talent logo Ebsco ebooks logo  MOT logo

Visit the library's LibGuide on E-books for more information on:

  • the different platforms you have access to,
  • instructions on how to find e-books,
  • instructions on how to download e-books, and 
  • acquisition and use of e-books in teaching (important for teachers to know about).

Scientific article databases at Hanken

Hanken library offers access to the following licensed scientific article databases. You can access them remotely, 24/7, with your Hanken-ID. Follow the links below, or search for the databases through Hanna:

Electronic newspapers

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

A free web search engine for scientific publications.

Library training, search help and guidance

The library offers lectures/workshops in information retrieval and tools that are useful when using information. These workshops are available to everyone at Hanken. Registration ends the previous day

You can also book individual tutoring via the library's booking calendar.


Library workshops 2024 Time Place Registration
No scheduled workshops atm, please use the booking calendar      

Use of Electronic Resources and Remote Access

The electronic resources are available in the network of Hanken School of Economics or through remote access. Remote access requires the Hanken user ID and password.

Download Libkey Nomad browser extension at for alternative off-campus access to licensed e-resources.

Licence agreements

Some of the electronic resources are licensed through the FinELib (The Finnish National Electronic Library) consortium. The terms of use for each of these databases are defined in the licence agreements, and all users must conform to them. Information about the individual licences of  the databases are listed in FinELib with information about the user rights for each database.