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Tutorials on information searches

Where can you find previous research on your essay subject? What is a scholarly article? How can you search more effectively in different search tools? Book a tutorial on information searches with a librarian to learn more.

Our aim

Tutorials are offered to students at Södertörn University who are writing c-essays and similar academic texts and who experience a need to learn more about information searches. You should have selected your essay topic and started with your searches before you book the tutorial.

During the tutorial, you will work together with a librarian with things like the following:

  • Identifying what information you need to find
  • Finding useful search tools
  • Formulating good search words
  • Developing you search techniques
  • Evaluating sources of information
  • Getting access to different types of materials

A tutorial is a session of teaching where we focus on your learning rather than the actual finding of a number of texts. This means that you are expected to come sufficiently prepared, and that you contribute actively during the meeting. It is therefore important that you have a specific problem regarding information searches that you want to learn more about. Your experience is the starting point for the meeting.

Booking information

In order to book a time for a tutorial, fill in the form to the right and we will contact you within two working days. The tutorial time will be approximately within one week.

Tutorials can be booked for during the daytime, Monday to Friday. A tutorial session is approximately 30–60 minutes long and is usually held in the Info Workshop (UB517) in the library, but they can also be given by e-mail or telephone. At certain times, due to demand, we cannot give tutorial times, but can sometimes offer group tutorials as an alternative.