Search Tools


Do you need help with information retrieval for your studies?

You are welcome to make an appointment for help and advice in information retrieval. We can advise you on finding search words, using search methods, finding relevant databases or handling your references.

You can also get help in using the thesis templates for your master’s or doctoral thesis.

You can ask for an individual tutorial or a joint one. Please suggest a date at least three days in advance. We will contact you by e-mail to confirm the time. Make an appointment by e-mail to


Training in Information Retrieval

Take part in librarys short courses or book time for individual counseling. We offer classes in RefWorks, information search, financial databases and Office programs.

The library offers training and workshops on topics related to information retrieval. You can sign up for a training in information retrieval for your thesis, reference management using RefWorks, training in financial databases or workshops in using the thesis template.


You can also book a time for individual councelling in information retrieval.

Questions about training in information retrieval can be sent to

Information retrieval guides

Database Search Tips MIT Libraries
The Search Guide  An interactive course in how to search, evaluate and process information. Blekinge Institute of Technology Library
Viko - your guide to finding information and academic writing. NTNU Library

Database guides

Westlaw - training in Westlaw with Tom Delsaer, Senior Internatioal Trainer

Google Scholar
You have to activate Library links in Google Scholar in order to reach the full text versions of articles in licensed databases, when out of Hanken's network.

Ontologier och ämnesordsregister (tesaurer)

Termlistorna hjälper dig att hitta sökord då du söker i bibliotekskataloger och andra databaser.

Allfo - allmän finländsk ontologi
(på finska Yleinen suomalainen ontologia - YSO) är en trespråkig ontologi som innehåller främst allmänbegrepp.

Helecon asiasanasto
Ämnesord på finska och engelska inom det ekonomiska området. I bibliotekskatalogen Hanna används engelska ämnesord ur Helecon asiasanasto. Upprätthålls av handelshögskolan vid Aaltouniversitetet.

Finländsk tesaurus- och ontologitjänst, som innehåller ontologier och ämnesordsregister inom olika ämnesområden.

Riksdagsbibliotekets ämnesordslista EKS
Ämnesordsregister inom juridik och samhällsvetenskap.

Databaserna Business Source Complete (Ebsco), ABI/Inform och PsychArticles - Thesaurus (ProQuest) har egna ämnesordsregister som kan användas för hjälp med sökord.