The American Resource Center (ARC), managed in a partnership between the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki and the University of Helsinki, is an extensive resource for current, in-depth information focusing primarily on political, economic and social issues and on American culture.
The American Resource Center seeks to further the understanding of America and its institutions. It specializes in providing the latest and most accurate information about the U.S. government and its policies, American values, history, culture and character.
The collection is strong in social sciences, government and politics, economics and international relations, American history and literature, and U.S. management practices. The holdings comprise more than 10,000 volumes and subscriptions to 60+ periodicals. See details below.
The ARC collection may be accessed through the HELKA-online catalog. Lending services are available according to the regulations of the Helsinki University Library. Further information tel. 02941 23920.
The American Resource Center is managed jointly by the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki and the University of Helsinki.
American Resource Center at the Kaisa House
P.O.Box 53 (Fabianinkatu 30)
00014 University of Helsinki
Please do not contact the American Resource Center regarding consular affairs, passports, visas, or legal affairs. Please contact the Consulate regarding these questions.
Please check the opening hours for the Kaisa Library.
The American Resource Center subscribes to the following periodicals and newspapers in 2020.
Periodicals and newspapers in alphabetical order:
- American Indian
- American Literature
- American Prospect
- American Quarterly
- The American Scholar
- American Studies
- American Theatre
- Art in America
- The Atlantic Monthly
- Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs
- Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
- Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Books
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Columbia Journalism Review
- Congressional Digest
- Consumer Reports
- Cowboys and Indians Magazine
- The Nation
- The National Interest
- National Parks
- National Review
- The New Republic
- New York
- The New York Review of Books
- The New Yorker
- The SAIS Review
- San Francisco Magazine
- Scientific American
- Sports Illustrated
- Time (domestic edition)