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Library Courses

General Courses | Doctorate students, researchers, University personnel

The basics of systematic information seeking in Library Tutorial, available 24/7.

These courses are held in English and mainly either in the Main Library's computer room (B 126A, 1st floor) or lecture room (B 232, 2nd floor).

General Courses - open to anybody

JYKDOK - e-resources and printed materials

How to find electronic full text articles, books and other e-resources? How to use Jyväskylä University Library's collections? Learn to use JYKDOK.

Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

Reference Manager RefWorks

Learn to use RefWorks, an online bibliographic management program, that allows you to create a personal database of references and generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of styles.

In the RefWorks workshop you’ll get individual guidance on how to manage your citations. You’ll learn how to export and manage references with RefWorks while working with the central databases in you academic field. You’ll also learn how to use RefWorks and Microsoft Word to create in-text citations and bibliographies in various styles. With RefWorks, you can do all this with just a few clicks of a button, so that you’ll have more time to concentrate on your research.

Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

Doctorate students, researchers, University personnel

Self-access learning:

MOOC Open Science Introductory course

Open Science course

This is an open introductory course into the practices of Open Science that explains how to make the most of the existing outputs of open research. This course is suitable for anyone interested in Open Science. The university faculty are encouraged to use these course materials in their lessons.

This course is available for independent study through guest login, though features, such as monitoring your progress, completing the Open Science Knowledge Test.
MOOC Open Science Introductory course - requires HAKA-login

Self-access learning:

UNESCO's Open Access Curriculum

UNESCO Open Access course for researchers. This has influenced UNESCO‘s Open Access program, through which the organization received a unique mandate to work on OA policy issues; bridge knowledge pools on OA across the world and build capacities to better understand Open Access.

Open Science -online course (National Doctoral Education Module)

Welcome to the Finnish Open Science Online Resource! The course is self-directed and can be completed at any time during the course.
This resource is designed as an introduction to Open Science and Research principles and practices for doctoral students and other research active members new to Open Science and Research.
The resource introduces principles, concepts, and new ways of doing research with the view that at every step the learning can be related to the research the learner is working on.
Course is recommended for firts or second year of your study (1 ECTS). Sign-up in Korppi.

Use material as self-access learning: Login to the site with HAKA-username/password.
Use key code: OS_JYU

Dissertation Start-up

Familiarize yourself with the information environment and library practices in the University of Jyväskylä. Learn to know databases, e-journals, and other electronic resources in your discipline.

Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

Open Access publishing

Basic information kit of open publishing: by what means can research results be made openly available? In this course we will go through the basics of self-archiving, sharing articles in various channels and publishing in open access journals.

The course gives the researcher the abilities to integrate self-archiving with his or her publishing activity. You will get the basic knowledge of what self-archiving is, what can be self-archived and how it is done. The course will also examine other ways of sharing research results, e.g. with the help of scientific social networks such as Research Gate, Academia.edu and Mendeley. What are they?  What does the researcher need to know about copyright matters when sharing articles in them?

Could you think of publishing your article preprint, i.e. the non-peer reviewed manuscript? The course will also consider how, and on what conditions, the different article versions can be published open access and what the differences are between fields of science.

The course is aimed at researchers of all fields of science.

Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.
Guides to methodology as research support

The course deals with how to find methodological literature in databases of various fields. Also, the praised SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is introduced.

Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

How to choose your publication channel

Do you recognize the relevant publishing channels? How and with which tools can publishing channels be assessed? How can different types of publishing channels direct the researcher profiling? What do you want to communicate with your publications and to whom? This course deals with the researcher’s own publishing profile and suggests how to build it. We also ask how the researcher can take advantage of openness in his or her own publishing strategy. Various databases and tools are used to evaluate publishing channels. The course is aimed primarily at postgraduates and staff of human sciences, but it is also open to others.

Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

Online Cource for Data Management for SSH-fields

Expert tour guide on Data Management:

This tour guide was written for social science researchers who are in an early stage of practising research data management. With this tour guide, CESSDA wants to contribute to increased professionalism in data management and to improving the value of research data.

If you follow the guide, you will travel through the research data lifecycle from planning, organising, documenting, processing, storing and protecting your data to sharing and publishing them. Taking the whole roundtrip will take you approximately 15 hours. You can also just hop on and off.

Research data management

This course focuses on research data management in the dissertation and research processes. The aim is for participants to recognize existing open research materials in their own field, learn to manage their own data correctly during the research project, and find a suitable data storage for final archiving. In addition, the aim is to promote understanding in the importance of opening research data as part of Open Science and research policies. The course utilizes both general data management plans as well as field specific plans. This course supports researchers in making the data management plans required by publishers and research funders.


  • Humanities and Social sciences
  • Natural sciences

Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

Research Merits

Create your own Researcher ID, get to know the Template for researchers curriculum vitae and learn to evaluate your own scientific activity with basic bibliometric tools.


  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • WoS and Scopus

Schedule and sign-up in Korppi.

For more information please contact: Tiia Puputti.

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