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Training

We offer support and assistance to our academic community, individual consultations and provide training courses on a range of information skills, including searching at a virtual library, evaluating information, searching databases, citation and ethical use of information, Open Access, scholarly communication and other topics relevant to university community.

Topics of optional trainings in English:

1st topic. Scholarly information search engines: Google Scholar, scientific databases (in general), institutional repositories, archives, virtual library of Vilnius University Library, registry of e-resources.

2nd topic. Information search planning, saving the results: defining a research topic, selecting keywords (Boolean operators and symbols), searching by a number (ISBN, ISSN, DOI), saving search results.

3rd topic. Specialised databases versus search engines: search features, document types, saving search results, citation searching.

4th topic. Reference Management software: RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, Delicious, creating bibliographic record, citation and plagiarism, copyright.

Each training will last 1,5 hours. The topics of the trainings are optional and can be combined or selected separately according to their relevance. The trainings can be designed for students, researchers, lecturers and academic staff.

Individual trainings related to information search, open access and scholarly communication can be organised upon request. We can come to your class or we can offer a training room in the Library. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

For further information please contact via email or by phone (8 5) 268 7130.

Regarding other training issues in Vilnius University Library, contact us via e-mail milda.lukoseviciute@mb.vu.lt or phone: +370 6 268 7133.