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.


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

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