Andor will be available for customers on January 2nd, 2020.
In Andor, you will find customer fucnctions as well as all printed and electronic resources provided by the library.
Signing in to Andor
Pin code (needed in self-service check out machines only)
After signing in to Andor, you are able to see your loans, requests, unpaid fees and customer information. You are able to renew loans and see the status of your requested books. Clicking library card icon, you see an overview of your information in one look. You may continue to see all your loans, requests, fees, library blocks or messages and personal details respectively.
In favourites you will see the results you have saved earlier. You may also save search queries and make search alerts. You may also create your own tags to your saved results, that only you can see.
N:B: If you are using a public computer, remember to log out from Andor, so the next user cannot see your personal information.
A picture of the overview of customer's library card information:
In favourites, you will see your saved results.
In Basic search you may search within all resources "everything", or you may select a predefined limitation to one of the following:
In basic search, you may combine your multiple search terms with Booleans AND and OR (use block letters). You may also truncate your search words with * (asterisk). You may add quotation marks to search for phrases.
Examples of search queries:
In Advanced search you may make targeted searches in the collections the same way as the basic search by choosing one of the radio buttons. You may also make a lot of other choices. You may choose if your search term appears in the title field, author field or subject term field. You may search with exact terms, combine your search words by selecting AND/OR/NOT from the drop down menu. You may select time, language, and publication type limits etc.
You may Tweak your results after your search.
In the left-hand menu you'll find useful limits, that will narrow down your search results:
However, Expand your search makes your result larger, because you will also have results with only a reference or abstract but not necessarily full-text documents. This may be a useful tool if you are a researcher and want to make your results even more extensive or your topic is very rare.
On the search result list, you will find icons next to each item, that help you to save results for further use.
You may send the results to your own e-mail (e-mail icon), copy the result in as a bibliographic reference in different referencing styles (quotation mark icon), or save your results in your personal account in Andor (pin icon).
Three dots open other options, such as saving your reference to reference management system (such as RefWorks).
In journal search you will find electronic and printed journals provided by the library. Seach by journal title or ISSN number. In the left hand menu you will find international journals by category, does not cover Finnish journals.
A-Z Databases you will find links to different databases.
In Andor basic and and advanced searches you will find a good number of results. However, for more specific and extensive searches also use databases native interfaces. You fill find them via a-z databases list or library guides. For example, Finnish articles or certain resource types (legal documents, statistical information) is better search via databases.