Online Resources


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The KAVI library offers access to numerous electronic publications and databases.

Many of them can be viewed directly on the internet, but some can only be accessed through the library’s interface.

The collections of the National Audiovisual Institute’s library. The keywords for publications are original film titles, personal names and General Finnish Thesaurus (YSA) index terms (Finto).

The library’s classification system is the FIAF Classification Scheme for Literature on Film and Television with class titles translated into Finnish. 

International Index to Film and Television Periodicals / FIAF

The ProQuest database indexes articles from 150 film and television magazines. Most of these publications are available in the KAVI library.

The database contains article citations from 1972 onward. Indexed articles can be searched by original film title, personal name or subject. An additional resource is the FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) database of member publications.

Please note that this database can only be accessed from KAVI workstations or the KAVI library.  

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text / EBSCO

The Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text indexes and summarizes information from over 380 publications.

The database provides full text of over 100 film and television industry magazines and 100 books. The database also includes reviews from Variety magazine from 1914 to the present as well as 36,300 images from the MPTV image archive. 

Please note that this database can only be accessed from KAVI workstations or the KAVI library. 

BFI:n kansainvälinen filmografinen tietokanta (FII)

Film Index International (FII) is a general filmography developed by the British Film Institute covering films from the silent era to the present day. Information on 125,000 films and 80,000 individuals. The database includes source references.

Please note that this database can only be accessed from KAVI workstations or the KAVI library. 

FII

AFI CATALOG OF FEATURE FILMS

National filmography of the United States covering the years 1893–2013 as well as limited information for 2013 onwards. 

Film Literature Index

Contains article citations from 150 film and television industry magazines. Selected citations from an additional 200 publications. Citations from the years 1976–2001. Publisher: Film & Television Documentation Center, Indiana University.  

FLI

Digitized collections of the National Library of Finland

An archive of newspapers, magazines and printed ephemera, as well as old web pages, is available at the viewing and listening stations at KAVI’s Radio and Television Archive (RTVA).

Finnish Web Archive (at RTVA viewing and listening stations)

National Library Digital Collections (at RTVA viewing and listening stations)

Library databases

Arsca

Search the database of the University of the Arts Helsinki library

ARTO Finnish article index

Frank Metasearch
Search the collections databases of every Finnish library simultaneously.

MELINDA joint database of Finnish university libraries

Nordicom
Nordic knowledge centre for media and communication research

 

Tenho and Elonet

KAVI’s Tenho film database can be used to search for filmographic and premiere information on films produced in Finland and foreign films that have been shown in Finland as well as films’ Finnish- and Swedish-language titles.

Information on the archive’s holdings of scripts and film publicity materials is available at the terminals provided for visitor use. The Tenho database can only be accessed from KAVI workstations or the KAVI library.

Elonet not only provides the public a window into the Tenho database, but is also a free streaming service for Finnish films, open to everyone.