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Open Training Courses

RefWorks Reference Management

  • For students working on their theses or for other users (including researchers)
  • Learning goals: 
    • 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 

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

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
  • Course registeration
    • For University of Helsinki students and staff: log in with your organisation ID using Haka login (also for other members of Finnish higher education institutions)
    •  For other users: create a user account on the MOOC site and log in with this newly created ID. 
    • You can look at the course materials as a guest but completing the assignments require a login 

Information Seeking Workshop

  • Targeted for Helsinki University students and staff
  • No preregistration is needed. 
  • The library staff assist you with your information seeking
  • Individual guidance is provided on a first come, first served basis
  • You can bring your own laptop along
  • Check the schedule