Register for the Spring Semester Information Seeking Courses

Do you want new ideas how to find sources for your thesis? Would you like to learn to use RefWorks reference management software?
Helsinki University Library offers training in information seeking and management both on campuses and online. Students and staff at the University of Helsinki may participate in courses free of charge. 
In the Spring 2020, the library offers a few courses on information seeking and reference management in English 

Information Seeking and Management for Thesis Writers MOOC (Online Course)   

Weboodi: LIB-200 
The online course is open for everyone. 
The course content is designed for students preparing to start writing their bachelor's or master's thesis.   
You will learn to:  
  • find sources for your research 
  • manage references 
  • evaluate information 
  • avoid plagiarism 

Information Seeking: Humanities, Social and Educational Sciences   

Weboodi: LIB-210 
Choose either: 07.02.2020 at 10.15-11.45 (Kaisa) or 12.03.2020 at 16.15-17.45 (Kaisa).  
You will learn to:  
  • identify keywords as part of an effective search strategy  
  • use appropriate online databases to locate and identify articles and materials relevant to your research inquiries 
  • evaluate information sources 
The course includes guided exercises. 

RefWorks Reference Management  

Weboodi: LIB-500 
08.04.2020 at 12.15-13.45 (Kaisa)  
You will learn to:  
  •  import references from various research databases to your RefWorks-account 
  •  import fulltext
  • organize and edit your references
  • create in-text citations and bibliography  
The course includes guided exercises. 

How to find courses?  

You may browse the course selection (mostly in Finnish) on the library web site.   

You will find the course descriptions and instructions how to register on Weboodi.   
Instructions and courses > course catalogues > erillislaitokset > Helsinki University Library, 2019-2020.  

Contact the library 

Want to ask something about information seeking courses? Please contact us by using the online form.