Information seeking courses during the second teaching period

Do you want new ideas on how to find sources for your thesis? Would you like to learn to use a reference management tool? Helsinki University Library offers information seeking training and support.

Information seeking and management for thesis writers

Participate in this online course that is open to everyone whenever and wherever it fits into your schedule.

This course is designed for students about to start working on their bachelor’s or master’s thesis. The course is available until the end of the academic year.   

Register for the course directly in the course area: Information Seeking and Management for Thesis Writers (MOOC).

More information on the course.    

Information seeking webinar   

During the webinar, you will practise information seeking using international databases.  

  • Information Seeking Basics in English (Zoom). Tuesday, 16 November 2021 at 10.15–11.45.

Registration for the course is via an online form.  Read the course description.

Zotero and other reference management tools 

During the second teaching period, Helsinki University Library will organise courses on the Zotero reference management tool in Finnish and Swedish. RefWorks courses will no longer be organised as access to RefWorks at the University of Helsinki will end on 31 December 2021.   

If you have previously used RefWorks and wish to continue using your references, you should transfer the references to another reference management tool before access to RefWorks ends. See the reference management guide on how to do this.

Read more about RefWorks access and other reference management tools in this previously published article.  

During the second teaching period, Helsinki University Library will also organise an online event in English on different reference management tools.  

  • Reference management: How to choose a reference management tool on Thursday, 4 November 2021 at 11.00–12.00. No registration required. Link to Zoom. Passcode: 857065.  

During the event, you may ask questions in English, Finnish or Swedish. More information about events for students is available on the Guidance Corner page

Advanced courses  

Read more about in a separate article

How do I register for the courses?   

Registration for library courses and webinars is mainly via this e-form. You can see the times in the dropdown menu of the e-form under Ilmoittautuminen / Anmälning / Registration.  

Changes to dates are possible. Registration for the courses usually ends two days before the start of the course. Courses for which registration has ended or which are full will not appear in the dropdown menu of the e-form.  

NB! The webinar has its own separate registration link.   

For the MOOC course, there is continuous registration during the term, and you can register directly in the course area.  

How to find courses    

Helsinki University Library regularly organises courses on information seeking and reference management. Most of the courses are held in Finnish and some of them are in English or Swedish.   

Students and staff of the University of Helsinki may participate in the courses free of charge.  

Read more about the ongoing library courses.

Guidance on information seeking    

Have you already taken courses at Helsinki University Library but still need more help with finding sources? Students and staff of the University of Helsinki have the opportunity to obtain guidance on information seeking. See the instructions on how to book an appointment in this separate guide.

Contact us    

Do you have a question regarding information seeking courses? Please contact us by using this online form.