|Is it possible to lend from the library some kind of audio tape/cd with finnish conversation to practice listening of finnish language at home?
||We have both audiotapes and cd- and cd-roms to lend.
Here are some names of those items. Our best collection is in the main library Metso (address : Pirkankatu 2). Please, ask the librarians to help You.
Please take this list with You.
1.LAURANTO, Yrjö : Kiva nähdä : puhutun kielen harjoituksia
2. BERG, Maarit : Kato hei : puhekielen alkeet
3.HEIKKILÄ, Satu : Hyvin menee : suomea aikuisille
4. HÄMÄLÄINEN, EILA :Suomen harjoituksia
5. KARANKO, MArjatta : Tottakai
6. LATOMAA, Sirkka : Mitä kuuluu? : suomen kielen kuuntelu- ja ääntämisharjoituksia
7. LENEY, Terttu : Finn talk :neljä, viisi, kuusi...
8. SILFVERBERG, Leena : Supisuomea
9. AALTIO, Maija-Hellikki : Finnish for foreigners 1-2 : oral drills
and many others basic and intermediate…
|I am looking for information about Finland, climate, agriculture, import or exports.
||You will find good information
about the climate in Finland from the Finnish Meteorological Institute:
about the agriculture from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry: http://www.mmm.fi/english/
about the trade from the Ministry of Trade and Industry: http://www.ktm.fi/index.phtml?menu_id=1&lang=3
and accurate statistical information from numerous subjects from the website of Statistics Finland: http://www.tilastokeskus.fi/index_en.html
More information about Finland You will find for example from http://www.finland.fi/
There is collection of information available in English on Finland's public sector organizations and public services. Most of the information is from the online services…
|Can you help me find a list of sixth grade reading books that doesn't include poetry but does include fiction non- fiction, and classics Thanks
||Scottsdale public library has listed some books for 6th-graders: http://library.ci.scottsdale.az.us/kids/grade6.htm .
Some schools have made their own lists of recommended literature, for example http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/schools/northbethesdams/lmp_reading.htm .
Some book pulblishers have also listed their suggestions: http://www.hedgehogbooks.com/cgi-local/cart/grade.cgi?grade=6 .
It’s not difficult to find more in the Internet using any search engine by using such search terms as ‘book lists’ and ‘6th grade’.
In Helsinki City Library librarians have listed book tips for each grade: http://www.lib.hel.fi/lastensivut/listat.htm#ya They are in Finnish, but there are some originally English books on the list for 5th and 6th grade pupils:…
|What's the answer to this hink pink? A Christmas decoration that has been donated to you is a.
||How about for example free tree?
Hink pinks are riddles. The answers to the riddles are words that rhyme with each other and contain the same amount of syllables.
The sentence could be: "A Christmas decoration that has been donated to you is a free tree."
More information about hink pinks:
|I would like to get a job in a library but i don't know where to ask for. I am a foreigner and don't know finnish language. I would very much appreciate if you…
Unfortunately it`s very difficult to to get a job in a library in Finland if you don`t know finnish, even if you have education as an librarian. If you are e.g native english speaker, there are of course some possibilities to work in certain organizations or communities without knowing finnish. You could ask more at your nearest employment office.
|What is the cultural capitol of Australia?
||I think it´s a matter of taste. I have understood that there is a everlasting battle between Melbourne and Sydney. To my mind it´s probably Melbourne.
|I need a web site that i can ask for the answers to hink pinks.
||Hink pinks are riddles. The answers to the riddles are words that rhyme with each other and contain the same amount of syllables. Hink pinks have 1 syllable answers. A hinky pinky has 2 syllable answers. A hinkity pinkty has 3 syllable answers.
From these links you can find more information about hink pinks. http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=59…
|Dear Reader, I am from Taiwan, R.O.C. I am researching your library right now. Could you provide any information to help me study your library? Questions are:…
||The answers to most of your questions concerning the librariers in Finland can be found on the websites of the public libraries and the scientific libraries.
The public libraries:
Under the titles Library Branch and Libraries on
Please note the link to the Ministry of Education in particular.
The research libraries:
|I'm woring on my thesis which is on the Hungarian translations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I'm looking for some material on the…
||Douglas Adams is a well known writer to us here. The Hitch-hiker's Guide is called "Linnunradan käsikirja liftareille" in finnish. The translator's name is Pekka Markkula.
The names of the translations of all Adams' works can be found in the National Bibliography of Finland at
Click on the title of a book to find the name of the original work and the name of the translator.
The next addresses may be of help to you in your work:
Good luck with your work!
|I am looking for a contact/reference-list to finish schools. I would like to create an eu-project analyzing the differences in the educational systems…
||You can find an inclusive list of Finnish schools at http://www.edu.fi/english/frontpage.asp?path=500 which is an educational portal published by the National Board of Education. The site provides a lot of information about the Finnish educational system and a directory of schools' home pages.
|I am looking for the book, Ilkkan Suku by Jaakko Sarvela. The first edition was printed in 1979, the second in 1986. Thank you for any assistance you can…
||Jaakko Sarvela´s book Jaakko Ilkan suku printed in Ilmajoki by the Ilmajoki seura in 1979, 2.nd ed.in 1987 (ISBN: 951-99207-2-2) can be found in several libraries in Finland. I suggest you contact your local library and ask them to help you through the interlibrary lending system.
You can try to find information about your ancestors via the webpages of the Genealogical Society of Finland, http://www.genealogia.fi/indexe.htm .
The National Board of Antiquities Library is specializing in local history, http://www.nba.fi/LIBRARY/Infoeng.htm .
Institute of Migration (http://www.utu.fi/erill/instmigr/index_e.htm .) has a service for genealogists and the descendants of Finnish Emigrants which is called The Emigrant Register. Sources include…
|How are organized the visits and the training on databases for students in finnish university libraries ?
||University of Helsinki Undergraduate library would be an expert to answer your question. http://www.opiskelijakirjasto.lib.helsinki.fi/ugl/index.htm Ask A Librarian - The Online Reference Enquiry Service of Finnish Libraries is produced mostly by Finnish public libraries. Unfortunally Undergraduate library doesn't take part to this ask a librarian service.
In the undergraduate library web page there is an library tutorial also in english, so library is teaching information retrieval skills for students very well. http://www.opiskelijakirjasto.lib.helsinki.fi/ugl/index.htm The tutorial is a part of the Academic Information Skills Project at the City Campus
In order to get more information please contact the Undergraduate library. Contact…
|I have found some money from Findland in the USA. The units are called Hell Bank Notes, what do you know about this money and can it be redeamed there from…
||This site has excellent information on hell bank notes in general:
http://www.luckymojo.com/hellmoney.html : “The word Hell was introduced to China … by Christian missionaries who claimed that non-converted Chinese folks were all "going to Hell" when they died -- and the Chinese, thinking "Hell" was the proper English term for the afterlife, adopted the word. Thus, Hell Bank Notes are simply Afterlife Monetary Offerings or Spirit Money. …when people die, their spirits or ghosts go to an afterlife where they continue to live on, doing the same sort of things why did while alive, eating, drinking, wearing clothes, playing with their children, and so forth. In order to ensure that they have lots of good things in the afterlife, their…
|Living conditions of the UN member countries
||The best way to start your research is to visit the United Nations Statistics Division site at http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm . It provides a lot of useful information, statistical databases and links to national statistical sources.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) ( http://www.unece.org/stats/data.htm ) provides statistics on European and North American countries.
You can also contact the Library of Parliament, the official depository for the publications of the UN ( http://www.eduskunta.fi/kirjasto/Welcome-eng.html ) or the United Nations University, WIDER ( http://www.wider.unu.edu ) in Helsinki. Their library focuses on developing countries, but they also provide the official statistics of the UN.
|I was looking for solid evidence that would explain when the President vetos a law (bill, congress can over ride it with a 2/3 vote, but from the day the the…
||There's a site maintained by the U.S. Government that tells about the Presidential Veto Procedure: http://www.house.gov/rules/95-1195.htm
They say on that site that "Most often, however, if a vote or other action is to occur, it will take place within a week or two of the veto being cast." There's much more to it, of course, please read the whole text.
You certainly get a better answer to your question if you send it to the Ask Librarian -service of the Library of COngress: http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/
|Dear Sir or Madam, I was wondering whether you could provide me with info regarding Helsinki City Libraries which have a choice of videos in English available…
||All Helsinki City Libraries have a choice of videos in English available for borrowing. It is customary in Finland to provide foreign films with subtitles, not dub them, so the sound track (speech, that is) is original. Big downtown libraries are: Rikhardinkatu, Töölö, and Kallio. Where they are and how to get there: http://www.lib.hel.fi/english/library_info/list_of_libraries/index.html
You can search our database HelMet in http://www.helmet.fi/screens/opacmenu.html
Select KEYWORD. Type two asterisks (**) in the search field. Then select VIDEOCASSETTE or DVD under "All types of materials". Then select the language (English). You get the list of matches in chronological order, the newest first. You can limit the search by year, if you don'…
|Searching sources for my thesis I´m getting courious to know wich are the reasons (social and historical)why you have in Finland such a high level of…
||There's a good starting point for your thesis on the site of the Ministry of Education:
There are also two shorter articles on the Internet that I believe you should check out. One is under the address http://www.uwasa.fi/~sukkula/juhlakirja/english.html
and written by Ilkka Mäkinen. The article
will provide you with a historical perspective. The other one is under
and concerns the situation today.
There are also books on the subject, for instance:
Finnish public libraries in the 20th century. You can find more books on our database
|I am a French librarian. I would like to know the percentage of Finnish people visiting libraries. Thank you.
In 2002 there were 12.76 libary visits/inhabitants and 47.02 % of inhabitants were borrowers. You'll find the statistics of Finnish libraries in this address: http://tilastot.kirjastot.fi/ (>english)
|I would like to know about essentials for successful business communications in Finland. What kinds of things do you have on that?
||You can do a search for example in the National Bibliography of Finland http://fennica.linneanet.fi/webvoy.htm .
First click Search. "Business communications" means "liikekirjeenvaihto" in finnish, so write that in the Search for -box. Choose Subject(browse)-search and click Search. You'll get 65 titles in the headings list. Click the number 65. Now you'll get the list of the titles in front of you. Most of them are in finnish. If you want only those in english, click Post limit on top of the list. Now you can choose the language: english. Remember to click Set limits. Now you'll get 14 titles in front of you, all of them are in english.
You can also try "liike-elämä and viestintä". So write liike-elämä - viestintä in the Search for -box…
|My family and me live in Germany. Actually there is no possibility to get books in Finnish language here. As I want to grow up my little son bilingual I really…
||Kirjojen tilaaminen Suomesta onnistuu hyvin. Ehkä kattavin luettelo verkkokirjakaupoista löytyy Hämeenlinnan kirjaston Makupalojen sivulta: http://www.makupalat.fi/kirjat4.htm
Selkeimmät tilausohjeet sekä monipuolisimmat valikoimat ja maksutavat ovat suurimmilla kirjakaupoilla, katso esimerkiksi:
(English: https://www.akateeminen.com/fin/info/info_english.asp )
Tältä kirjastot.fi:n sivulla on linkkejä erilaisiin lastenkirjallisuusluetteloihin: http://www.kirjastot.fi/page.asp?_item_id=208 , esimerkiksi Helsingin kaupunginkirjaston Lasten sivujen lukuvinkkeihin: http://www.lib.hel.fi/miikka/lukuvinkit.htm