The Research Collection
The Research Collection consists of Finnish and foreign literature related to the humanities and social science fields. Besides research literature, it also contains a considerable number of reference works, bibliographies and source publications. The main categories are history, Antiquity and Medieval studies, art (music, literature, the visual arts), philosophy, linguistics, church history, theology, and Russian and Eastern European studies.
The older parts of the collection form Finland's most extensive collection of foreign research literature. The multidisciplinary collection also contains literature from the fields of jurisprudence and the social sciences and medicine and the natural sciences. As far as fiction in concerned, only critical editions of classics in their original languages, are acquired for the collection.
Besides books and magazines, the collection contains Finnish and foreign dissertations, newspapers in original and microform, maps and pictorial works. Parts of the collection can be used only in the Library.