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Courses and workshops

Need help with finding, organising, storing or sharing information? The Library offers free courses and workshops.


Finding academic sources

For students, staff and all persons who wish to enhance their information skills. Upcoming course dates

Research Assistance Humanities

For Humanities students who like to be well-prepared when they have to write a paper or thesis. Upcoming course dates

Workshop Effective searching GSSS

A library skills workshop especially for GSSS students.

More information and upcoming course dates

Workshop Encryption – getting started

This is an introduction to encryption of research data. During this workshop you will get a basic understanding of what encryption is and when and why (or why not) to use this method for securing your data. The workshop will be hands on, and there will be time to practice with encryption software and related software like password managers.

Currently there are no Encryption workshops available. Keep an eye on this webpage for upcoming course dates.

RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero

Online bibliographic management software for UvA students, faculty, staff and alumni.  We offer three courses, one for each citation tool that the UvA supports: RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero. See the overview of pros and cons (PDF) for each of these tools. Upcoming course dates 

Update your legal research skills

More information

Tailor-made courses

The workshop Finding academic sources and the introductory RefWorks course can on request be embedded in a specific course. You provide us with a computer room with a beamer, and we’ll provide an expert teacher.


drs. E. (Noor) Breuning

Contact for Library courses and workshops

Need subject-specific help?

Are you

·       having difficulty locating publications on a particular topic?

·       worried that you’re missing something?

·       drowning in information you don’t want?

·       having problems using a specific search tool?

When working on a paper or thesis you may prefer personal assistance over a group workshop. The Library’s subject librarians are happy to provide one-on-one consultation. Please feel free to contact your subject librarian directly using this directory.