Data sources

National Library of Finland - Digital Collections

Other data:
  • News and news sentiment,
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Keywords: newspapers, finland, maps, history, written word
Accessible to: Aalto users, Everybody, Aalto Students & Staff
Partly free to use, some material might require university login (haka-login)
Image of pillar in middle with the year written so that 16 resides left of the pillar and 40 right of the pillar. Below reads The National Library of Finland

Data source type



Varies with each dataset

Analysis unit


Geographical coverage


Time period coverage

Varies, newspapers from late 1700 till today


Not a panel or time series


Various formats




The National Library of Finland is the oldest and largest scholarly library in Finland. It is responsible for the collection, description, preservation and accessibility of Finland’s printed national heritage and the unique collections under its care. Their digital collection includes for example over 13 million newspaper pages and over a 1000 maps. A flexible and useful search function allows the user to identify words within the digitized material. 

Users cannot forward in-copyright digitized material without the permission of the right holder. The advisory timelines for considering material copyright-free are: 

  • newspapers and journals: publication before 1.1.1911 
  • ephemera materials: publication before 1.1.1911 

Advisory criteria for out-of-copyright material in Digi is considered as follows: 

  • for books, manuscripts, maps, card catalogues and sheet music the bibliographic description information (i-character on the left side column of the material page) fields ”Information relating to copyright status” and/or ”Terms governing use and reproduction note”, which tell that copyright has expired. 

Please note that the criteria periods differ, work by work, based on the author's year of death or the publication year of the material.

If you use these materials, please do it with consideration. More information on copyright here

Newspaper and journal material of years 1930-2018 is available via Haka-login from 1.1.2020 onwards. Project Tutkain makes it possible to utilize Finnish digitized newspapers and journals from collections of National Library of Finland in research use with user accounts of 15 organizations. Read more here


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Users are hoped to cite the materials they use in an appropriate manner for the usage purpose, for example: , Wiipuri, 31.12.1904, Digital Collections of National Library of Finland

In citing the material, it is possible to use the citing tool in the Service, which is available in page level and in clippings. If you refer to Service as a whole, then use address


In case of problems utilize the Feedback form of . Other questions related to the Tutkain-project can be sent via email to the [email protected].

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