Student, Do you need guidance on information retrieval or help with the use of e-materials in the autumn of 2021?

The ability to locate, retrieve and use information is one of the competencies required of a graduate of a university or polytechnic. Knowledge acquisition skills will help you progress in your studies, and you will be able to deepen and develop your skills at different stages of your studies. The information acquisition skills trainings are designed to support you both in your studies and later in the various information needs of working life.

Information searching workshops for students

  • you are looking for background material for a thesis or other task in a guided way
  • and / or you will learn to find reliable and up - to - date information
  • and / or you will train information retrieval techniques.

Information retrieval remote workshops are held on Thursdays from 4 pm to 5 pm and on Fridays from 8 am to 9 am. Enrol to workshops

  • Thursday workshops no later than the previous Tuesday
  • Friday workshops no later than the previous Wednesday

Students of Tampere University of Applied Sciences and the Tampere University can participate in information retrieval workshops. Please have the information retrieval training included in your degree before attending the workshop. In the library's guides, you will find comprehensive collections of e-articles, e-books and printed materials in your field.

Remote access to e-materials from outside the campus areas takes place with a HAKA login> select Tampere Universities as the home organization> use Tuni IDs.

Information Searching Guide supports self-study. Here you will find tips on, among other things, choosing keywords and data sources, and evaluating search results.

You can also get help from the library's Chat service, which you can find on our website (, on Andor ( or guides ( from the bottom right every weekday from 9 am to 3 pm. Check out the versatile features of the library's Andor search service by watching the latest Help Video (In Finnsih).

You can always find up-to-date instructions and information about the corona pandemic period in the Library on our website:

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