Information Seeking Courses during the Spring Term

Do you want new ideas on how to find sources for your thesis? Would you like to learn to use a reference management tool?

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.   

More information on the course.    

Helka webinar  

The webinar introduces you to the Helka database and the library services at the University of Helsinki. 

  • Helka in English (Zoom): Thursday 20th of January at 13.15-14.  

Registration via an online form. Read the course description

You will find more information about Helka database in the library’s guide.  

Information seeking webinar   

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

• Information Seeking Basics in English (Zoom). Tuesday 8th February at 10.15-11.45.

Registration via an online form.  Read the course description

Zotero and other reference management tools 

The library organises courses on Zotero reference management software. During the Zotero course, you will learn how to transfer references from the library databases to Zotero, how to organize your references and how to create a bibliography. 

Check the library’s reference management guide to learn more about the reference management software used at the University of Helsinki.  

If you have further questions about reference management software, we will help you at Helsinki University Library. Please use the online form for your comments and questions. 

How do I register for the 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.     

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.  

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

Guidance on information seeking    

Have you already taken courses at the library but still need more help how to find sources? The students and staff at the University of Helsinki have the opportunity for guidance on information seeking. See the instructions on how to book an appointment in a separate guide.    

Guidance Corner  

During terms, the Library organises guidance on information retrieval for theses and the use of electronic publications. More detailed timetables are available in the Guidance Corner programme.  

Contact us    

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