The Library introductory course – get started on your thesis

This is a practical course for anyone writing their bachelor-, project- or master thesis

This two-hour course will give you useful tips for writing your thesis. You will learn how to navigate the library resources, use different search techniques, and use sources correctly.

The first hour focuses on the basic use of library resources, your literature needs, and source criticism. In the second hour, we will demonstrate advanced search techniques, scientific databases, reference handling and how to avoid unintended plagiarism.

Part 1 (45 minutes)

  • Introduction to the University Library
  • Your literature needs
  • Source criticism

Part 2 (45 minutes)

  • Search techniques
  • Oria
  • Scientific databases
  • Google Scholar
  • Plagiarism and source handling

The course is in English, and will be held in the virtual library. If any of the course participants for various reasons needs access to the powerpoint presentation before the course, this can be arranged. If this is the case, contact gunvor.b.rokke@ntnu.no.



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