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 programmers and/or individual teachers.

Instruction for students at UI


  • Orientation 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 the library website, the library´s collection of Guides in English and leitir.is the union catalogue. Request for orientation

  • Subject specific introduction for first year students (90 minutes, 2 x 40 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 customized 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. Request for introduction for first year students

  • Instruction linked to specific projects (40 minutes) 
    Instruction available to all students of the University of Iceland at any time during their studies. 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. Request for instruction linked to specific projects

  • Refresher course linked to final theses (40 minutes)
    Practical information for students working on their final theses: useful library services, information searches, submitting to the repository Skemman, etc. Request a refresher course

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