Courses at the University Library

  • The course is primarily for bachelor and master students as well as researchers and others who need to find literature.

    This course will teach how to do a topic search and find articles in full text. General search theory is explained through use of Oria, interdisciplinary databases (e.g. Web of Science), and subject-specific databases. 

    Time and registration:
    Contact Bettina Ludwig

  • EndNote is a program that helps you to organize the literature you use in order to produce bibliographies. Users store literature references in a personal database, making it easier to insert citations into documents. This course helps students, researchers, and scholarship holders writing assignments, theses, and publications.

    Course in EndNote
    Level: beginners
    Participants: staff and students
    Platform: Windows and Mac
    Time and registration: see the course calendar below.

    The university library has developed a Norwegian and English EndNote style that can be used in master's theses.
    More information about reference styles.
    More information about EndNote.

  • Library provides an induction to the library in courses available in weeks 33, 34, 35, and 36, in collaboration with your study program.

    Course content

    Practical information on the following:

    • Opening hours
    • Useful resources on the library website
    • Use of a student card as a library card
    • Loan period - book/periodical
    • Orientation about the library's course offerings
    • Ordering literature (book, journal, journal article)
    • Find journal articles in full text
    • Curriculum literature

    Literature search in Oria:

    • Search for a book
    • Search for a journal
    • Search for a topic
    • My loans / My account

    Brief information on other relevant bases

    Search tips

    • Extended search (use of truncation characters)
    • Search for an exact phrase or a few words (phrase search/word search)
    • Combination search (Boolean search - and, or, not)

    Contact person: Bettina Ludwig

Course calendar

The calendar will be updated regularly. Fall courses start in september. 


If none of the scheduled course dates are suitable, it is possible to book the desired course for a group of five or more people. Contact the coordinator.

Useful Resources:

Help with studying and writing

• Writing papers
• Making a referncer list
• Reference tools, like EndNote