Courses and guidance

We offer local courses in English on PubMed and EndNote, as well as courses in information skills and academic writing for  PhD candidates and researchers. The courses are mainly intended for students and staff at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and St.Olavs Hospital. All the courses are held in KS21, 2nd floor at the Knowledge Center at St. Olavs Hospital , but some courses also offer digital participation in Zoom for participants located in Ålesund and Gjøvik.

It is necessary to sign up for the courses.

It is possible to get drop-in help every Thursday between 14.00 and 15.00 in Søkestua.

The NTNU Library also offers several open, digital courses in The Virtual Library.

Courses in English Spring 2024

The library is in charge of the new obligatory PhD-course SMED8007 – Scientific Publishing and Research Communication (5 study points) Spring 2024.

13.02.24 (9-12)
Literature searching in PubMed – A comprehensive introduction
Participants: Researchers, PhD-students, physicians, hospital and faculty staff and master students who wants to learn to search for literature within medicine and health in an effective way.
Språk/Language: English.
Room: KS21 (2. floor, East in Kunnskapssenteret OR Zoom).

28.02.24 (9-12)
SCOPUS, Web of Science & Google Scholar – an interdisiplinary supplement to PubMed
Participants: Medical and Master students, PhD-students and researchers/staff at The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and St. Olavs University Hospital.
Språk/Language: English.
Room: KS21 (2. floor, East in Kunnskapssenteret OR Zoom).

New courses may be added later.

Complete list of our open, local courses

In addition to the local courses, The University Library offers digital courses available for everyone at NTNU (e. g.  NVivo, DMP in One-Two-Three, BibTeX- / BibLaTeX and Zotero) in The Virtual Library.

Order courses?

Contact us on e-mail ( or phone 73 59 53 00 if you want to order a course, or integrate education from the library in your courses.

Unfortunately, we do not have capacity to offer individual training in EndNote.

More information about courses and help from NTNU University Library.

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