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Open Training Courses

Information Seeking Workshop

  • Introduction to the Information Resources at the University of Helsinki
  • The workshop is in English and Finnish
  • Come and ask about library services and the usage of information services. You can ask, for example
    • How can I use the electronic resources in the University?
    • What subject services are available and where can I find them?
    • What is reference management software?
  • No preregistration is needed.
  • If you have a laptop, bring it along!
  • The workshop is held once a week during terms.

RefWorks Reference Management

  • The course suits well needs of students starting their Bachelor's or Master's seminar.
  • Import references from reference databases and electronic journals
  • Create own personal database
  • Use references in writing papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography.

Information retrieval (Humanities and Social Sciences/ Life and Natural Sciences)

  • Review of basic information retrieval methods.
  • International databases, such as Scopus, Web of Science, Academic Search Complete or ProQuest databases
  • For students working on their theses or for other users (including researchers) who need to update their basic information retrieval skills

Online courses on information seeking and management

  • English-taught online course Information Seeking and Management for Thesis Writers
  • Targeted at international students writing their master’s thesis
  • Open for everybody free of charge 
  • Study wherever and whenever you want 
  • Learning goals: 
    • Seeking academic information
    • Comparing and evaluating your findings 
    • Open Science
  • You can look at the course materials as a guest but completing the assignments require a login. You can either: 1) Log in with your organisation ID (University of Helsinki or other Finnish higher education institutions) using Haka login. 2) Create a user account on the MOOC site and log in with this newly created ID.