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Need help with finding, organising, storing or sharing information? The Library offers free workshops. We teach our workshops online using the MS Teams platform.

General workshops

Finding academic sources

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

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, 2 p.) for each of these tools. Upcoming course dates.

Drs. E. (Noor) Breuning

Contact for Library courses and workshops

Faculty specific courses

Faculty of Humanities

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

Graduate School of Social Sciences

  • Online Library course GSSS. An introduction to the UvA Library's resources and an opportunity to check your information literacy skills. To get access, please register.

Law School courses

  • Book a librarian is a service offered to UvA law students who are working on their thesis or research project. Read more.
  • Update your legal research skills. This is a workshop for Amsterdam Law School employees. Read more.

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.

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.

Workshop RefWorks