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Information Search Guidance Services

Can't find what you're looking for? How to locate the main sources for the thesis? How to use Google effectively and get articles for free? On this page you will find information on search guidance services.Guidance services consist of three main parts: personal Information search guidance, knowledge acquisition workshops and self-study materials. Guidance services are suitable for both bachelor's and master's degree students.

Book a time for personal information search guidance online

Personal Information Search Guidance Online

The personal information search guidance is an online session offered by Laurea Library information specialists.

To whom:  Laurea students and staff.
Where:   Online meeting on Teams: students and staff can book a meeting using Microsoft Bookings.

Options for personal search guidance:

  • Search Tips in a brief session
    Do you need information just now, but can’t find it? Let’s solve this problem together, join us for a brief session. If you need a more thorough guidance in information sources and retrieval, book an hour guidance on your own field.
  • Study Field Based Guidance
    We’ll look into various search tools, where and how to find information. Then you will be more prepared to find relevant books, articles, and open material to meet your information needs.
  • Open Resources and their Use
    Where can you find open publications, pictures, educational resources? What does it mean that material is open? How about CC-licenses? Let’s go together into the world of open resources.

Workshops for thesis writers

To whom: Laurea students who are working on their thesis

  • Timetable and instructions on how to sign up for workshops can be found on student intranet (workshops in English)

Self help materials

New library user guide

  • How to get started as a new library user. Basic information about library services and practicalities.

Modern information landscape - search, find, succeed

  • Basics on information search
  • Self-study material that supports the lecturer's workshop on information search during the Project Management and Communication course. 

Information searching for theses and projects

  • Self-study material for the thesis writers
  • Suitable for anyone, for example, doing a literature review for a project or interested in data collection and use.