This study material is designed for University of Helsinki students who are preparing to start writing their bachelor's or master's thesis – or anyone else looking to improve their information seeking and management skills.

While this course is open for everyone, some resources used may only be available for UH students.

The course is available 1st September 2021 – 31st July 2022 and the assignments will be reopened after updating again  September 2022.

Please note that you can participate the course in a way that works best for your schedule. We expect the elements of each section to take around 1-5 hours depending on your learning style and what you know beforehand. Therefore, it has not been rated how much time is needed to pass this course as a whole.

This MOOC consists of reading materials, educational videos, and interactive exercises. We examine topics such as finding sources for your research, reference management, evaluating information, and avoiding plagiarism.

When all the compulsory assignments are completed, you can have an automated certificate (pdf) of your achievements. The certificate is not an official credit, but an indication of you having completed the compulsory assignments.

The course is created and maintained by the Helsinki University Library and licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

You can participate in the MOOC in two ways:
1) as a guest (guests cannot complete the course, just browse)
2) log in the MOOC (either using the Haka user authentication system or by creating a new user account) and enrol on the course (Course Dashboard > Enrol me to this course as a student > Enrol me).