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:
- Scholarly information search engines: Google Scholar, scientific databases (in general), institutional repositories, archives, virtual library of Vilnius University Library, registry of e-resources.
- 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.
- Specialised databases versus search engines: search features, document types, saving search results, citation searching.
- 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 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 via e-mail or by phone +370 5 268 7130.
Individual trainings related to open access, research data management, eLABa repository, the National Open Access Research Data Archive (MIDAS), data management plan or research data publishing for non-Lithuanian-speaking researchers can be organised upon request in case of a group of 5 or more people. Please contact Head of Scientific Information and Data Division Gitana Naudužienė if you are interested in a training activity in English.
For consultation on the issues regarding research data management, publication of research outcomes and research assessment you are welcome to contact the Scientific Information and Data Division staff.