Register for the autumn semester information seeking courses

What should new students know about Helka? Do you want ideas on how to find sources for your thesis? Are you interested in the Zotero reference management software?

Check the courses offered by the Helsinki University Library in the autumn term 2023!

Information seeking and management for thesis writers 

This online course is designed for students about to start working on their bachelor's or master's thesis. Participate in this online course whenever and wherever it fits into your schedule.  

The course area opens in Moodle on Friday 1st of September 2023 at noon, and the course is open until the end of the academic year. Students at the University of Helsinki register for the course in Sisu with the code LIB-200.  

Link to the course page: Information Seeking and Management for Thesis Writers.

More information and answers to students' frequently asked questions on the course introduction page

Preliminary information: courses at the library  

Upcoming courses: 

  • Helka webinar in English 

  • Zotero in English 

  • In­for­ma­tion seek­ing basics in English 

Timetables and links to registration on the Study Service on the page Courses at the Library.

Guidance on information seeking   

Have you already taken courses at the library but still need more help with how to find sources? The students at the University of Helsinki have the opportunity for guidance on information seeking. 

See the instructions on how to book an appointment.  

Library tours 

During the library tours you will be able to visit the campus’ libraries premises with our librarians. You will also get tips on how to use the library’s spaces and services in your studies. 

Library tour schedules on the Study service.

Information seeking drop-in sessions 

Drop-in sessions are short sessions about different information seeking and library topics. The Information seeking drop-in sessions are held in Finnish and you do not need to register to them in advance. You can find the dates and topics of the Information seeking drop-in session in the Finnish version of this page.

The Library Virtual Escape Game 

You’re about to embark on a magical journey, during which you’ll need to solve library-related problems online.  The game is available in Finnish, Swedish and English. A limited number of Library overall patches will be available for those who complete the game. 

For more information and instructions on how to play, see the previous article.

More information about the courses 

Are you looking for library courses and events in English? You can browse the library course selection at the Study Service. The Helsinki University Library regularly organizes courses on information seeking and reference management. Most of the courses are in Finnish but some courses are in English or Swedish as well. Students and staff at the University of Helsinki may participate in the courses free of charge. The courses can be taken free of charge by all students of the University of Helsinki, including students with the JOO flexible study right and Open University students.