Catch Your Sources: information seeking online course 2018-2019 now open!

Do you feel overwhelmed by all that excessive information that is available? Take control of your information seeking by participating in the online course Information Seeking and Management for Master’s Thesis Writer.

The course Information Seeking and Management for Master’s Thesis Writer 2018-2019 is now open.

Information Seeking and Management for Master’s Thesis Writer
This course is primarily aimed at students preparing to start working on their master’s thesis. However, the course is open free of charge to everybody that are interested in the topic.

As a course prerequisite, it is recommended to recap the University of Helsinki Student’s Digital Skills (formerly ICT Driving License) information seeking content before joining this course.

The course helps you to seek information, manage references and evaluate sources in a manner relevant to your thesis. In addition, you will be able to identify the most common indicators used in research evaluation, define the legal and ethical use of information resources and understand the basics of Open Science.

Log in using your University of Helsinki account using Haka login.

If you do not have an account from a Finnish university or research institute, you create a new user ID on

If you log in as a guest, you can only look at the course material and not participate in the course.

See also the library autumn course calendar for other information seeking and management courses.

Academic Information Seeking Courses

The library offers courses that help you to train academic information seeking and management skills. You will find the course details in the library autumn course calendar.

Examples of courses and services to support your information seeking:

The very basics

Are you new to the university and want to get familiar with the basics? You can study on your own with the help of the Student’s Digital Skills information seeking online material.

Courses in the center campus

Full detailes and registeration in Weboodi

  • Introduction to information seeking (weboodi 99904), Kaisa House, computer class 5057, Sessions in English: Fri 12.10.18, 12.15-13.45 OR Thu 01.11.18, 10.15-11.45 OR Wed 28.11.18, 16.15-17.45
  • Information Seeking (weboodi 99910): for those who already know the basics but want to deepen their seeking skills. Kaisa House, computer class 5057, Sessions in English: Mon 01.10.18, 10.15-11.45 OR Thu 22.11.18, 09.15-10.45

Information Seeking and Management for Thesis Writers (ONLINE COURSE)

Already starting to think about your master’s thesis? The renewed online course 2018-2019 will open for students 3rd of September 2018: Information Seeking and Management for Thesis Writers 

Information Seeking Workshop

10.9 – 17.12.2018, Kaisa House, 5th flr, computer class 5057.

Do you have any questions considering your information seeking? You can also drop in one of our information seeking workshops. Individual guidance is provided on a first come, first served basis. The workshop is targeted at UH students and staff. Follow us on Facebook.


RefWorks reference management 98510. See the course page for English-taught courses. Follow us on Facebook.


Kaisassa palloja

17.09.2018 updated info about the course dates 

Study information seeking and management online!

Do you need help in finding sources for your master’s thesis but don’t have time to take a course? Try our new online open course on information seeking that is targeted at international students writing their master’s thesis.

MOOCThe course is produced by Helsinki University Library and it is currently a beta version.

The courses are open for everybody who want to polish their skills in information seeking and management.

You can look at the course materials as a guest but completing the assignments require a login. You can either:

Please note that if you have already joined courses by using user account and want to start now using your organisation ID (Haka) instead, you need to add yourself to the course again. We do not recommend you to do this in the middle of the course, because your previous assignments are only visible with your previously created ID!

The courses are open for the time being.

Experience a new way of learning and be surprised what you’ll find!

Updated 24.10.2017: added information regarding Haka login.