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Open Training Courses

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. 

Information Seeking Workshop

  • If you need help with information seeking, welcome to information seeking workshop!
  • Just drop in and ask or stay longer making your information searches. 
  • Individual guidance is provided on a first come, first served basis.
  • Workshop is targeted for Helsinki University students and staff. 
  • No preregistration is needed. You can bring your own laptop along. 
  • Check the schedule