UEF Doctoral School studies by library 2017–2018

UEF Library provides graduate students a course that comprehensible focuses on research-related information retrieval, publishing, research data management, along with research visibility and impact.


The course consists of seven modules: 1) information retrieval basics, 2) discipline-specific information retrieval, 3) reference management, 4) publishing, 5) research impact assessment and bibliometrics, 6) research data, 7) researcher visibility, networking and altmetrics.

A student needs to choose a minimum of four of the presented modules, but more or all of them can be completed, if wanted. Some modules can be completed completely remotely online.

You can find a more accurate course description, instructions and registration in Weboodi.

The course is open for the whole semester, but some of the teaching is limited to certain times.

Course materials are in English, but in contact teaching, it is possible to participate in groups that are in Finnish. The course assignments can also be completed in Finnish.

Study material is freely available online.


This course is introduced as a new course in the 2017–2018 semester and it replaces the former course Information skills and sources for postgraduate students.


For more information


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Head of Services
Helena Silvennoinen-Kuikka
tel. 0294 45 8328

See also

Instructions and videos for information retrieval (in Finnish):

From subjects to search terms
Subject heading search
Truncating the search terms
Phrase search
Combining search terms using the Boolean logic

UEF Finna: instruction videos and searching instructions
(in Finnish and English)

Ask for advice

Ask an information specialist: information.services[at]uef.fi

Book an appointment with an information specialist (under 1 h of guidance is for free)

Information retrieval requests (separate costs)


Feedback form

Feedback will be processed daily. Easily fixed issues will be solved immediately if they are essential to the service and in accordance with the operating policy. All feedback will be processed in the relevant services. If necessary, feedback will also be processed in the library's working groups. Feedback and the changes prompted by feedback will be processed annually by the management group in the management review.