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Hey, student! Have you submitted your Master’s thesis with an Open Access this year? Take part in this prize draw!

UEF Library raffles annually a 100 € scholarship between the UEF students who have submitted their Master’s Thesis with an Open Access during the ongoing year. The year 2018 prize draw is arranged during the international Open Access week between 22nd and 28th October 2018. All UEF students who have given an Open Access to their thesis 1.1.–23.10.2018 via UEF ePublications archive can take part in the raffle.

The last day to participate with this e-form is 23rd October 2018.

Read more about open theses. You can find all Master’s Theses submitted since 2012 in the UEF ePublications archive

For more information:

Good luck for the prize draw!

Instagram competition

Does some place on campus have a special place in your heart?

Show your love towards campus and participate in our photo competition!

Take a picture with your friends at your favourite spot on campus. Post the picture on Instagram with a hashtag #kimpassakampuksella and tag us @syk_oy. The winner of the total competition will be rewarded with an iPad. In addition, a weekly winner picture will be chosen and every Friday.

Competition lasts for five weeks (1.10.-4.11.2018). See more information and competition rules.

Login to Ellibs now via Haka authentication

As of Tuesday 2nd of October, to borrow Ellibs e-books you only need to log in to the service with your personal University of Eastern Finland user account (Haka login). You no longer need a separate Ellibs account. Despite the change, books currently on loan remain so until the end of the loan period. However, old Ellibs accounts, information on previous loans and browsing history are no longer available. In order to read most of the e-books you are still required to install Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader software on your device.

When you log in to Ellibs for the first time using the Haka authentication, the service will request your permission to store the user ID. After you grant permission, you will be directed to the user authentication site and after that redirected back to Ellibs.

For more information: acquisitions [at]

Impact factor, H-index, Jufo…. Do you use these? Do you need information about them?

The library assesses the use of research and publishing activity indicators and the need for training at the University of Eastern Finland and the Kuopio University Hospital.

Reply anonymously to this short questionnaire, which we hope to experience with students, teachers, researchers, professors and other staff (even if you do not need these indicators in your studies or work!).

The questionnaire is open 1.10. – 12.10.2018. The survey results are used to develop library web sites and services.

More information: [at]