Introductions and instructions

The National and University Library offers students at the University of Iceland various forms of instruction which aims at improving information literacy and academic skills. Instruction for students is organized upon requests from organizers of study programmes and/or individual teachers.

Instruction provided


  • Orientation. General introduction for new students (40 minutes) 
    Emphasis is on introducing working facilities and services available to students as well as on the main information channels. Discussion on information retrieval especially in leitir.is, the library´s collection of Guides in English and the library website. Book orientation

  • Basic introduction for first year students (90 minutes, 2 x 45 minutes)
    Introduction to working facilities and services available to students as well as the main information channels. Discussion on information retrieval especially in leitir.is, the library´s collection of Guides in English and the library website. Instruction with an emphasis on introducing and searching the main databases in individual study fields. This instruction can be tailored to the needs of specific courses in collaboration with instructors. The instruction can take place at the National and University Library or in the classroom or other facilities on the UI campus. Book introduction for first year students

  • Advanced instruction
    Advanced instruction is available to all students of the University of Iceland at any time during their studies. For best results this instruction should be linked to specific projects in a particular course. The instruction can take place at the National and University Library or in the classroom or other facilities on the UI campus. Book advanced instruction

  • Refresher course in connection with final theses (40 minutes)
    Practical information for students working on their final theses: useful library services, information searches, bibliographic tools - EndNote, submitting to the repository Skemman, etc. Book a refresher course

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