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Would you like to learn how to use webtools and social media like Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs or Twitter? And Personal Metis or RefWorks? Do a free workshop at the library.

Do you wish to save time, organise or share information online? Get a quick introduction to the library? Or register publications in Personal Metis? The Library alerts you to the niftiest webtools and social media.


The Library of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) regularly offers the following short workshops and courses:

  • Library Skills: a quick introduction covering all the basics of using the library, Google and search engines
  • Personal Metis demonstrations: how to register publications in Personal Metis and show them in your UvA profile
  • RefWorks: how to manage all your bibliographical references 
  • RSS & Google Alerts, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs, LinkedIn and Twitter: how to keep up with and share information.

How does it work?

The workshops are free.  They take just under two hours and are held at the University Library or the P.C. Hoofthuis, with groups of max. 12 participants. They are hands-on, with various exercises, and you are also given handouts with tips. There are also online instructions. Need more help? Contact the instructor or our virtual reference desk: UBAcoach.

Take this opportunity to brush up on your information literacy and sign up for an upcoming workshop.

For whom?

The Library workshop is accessible only to UvA and HvA staff and students and to holders of a University Library card.

The RefWorks introduction course is for UvA staff and students only.
The demonstrations of Personal Metis are especially for UvA researchers .

To the agenda (workshops in English)

To the agenda (workshops in Dutch)

Workshops on location

Are your colleagues or students interested in taking a workshop? Please contact us to arrange a workshop on location. The workshop is structured to tie in with the specific needs and interests of your group.