University of Bergen Library
Medical Library

Courses and guidance

Library courses and guidance for the Medical faculty and employees at Helse Bergen

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The medical library offers courses for students as a part of their study program. 

We also offer courses open for registration to employees at the Faculty of Medicine and employees at Helse Bergen. In case a group of employees requires instruction beyond our course offer, it is possible to book a customized course or department visit. 

Employees can request a guidance session with a librarian for literature search to a specific project. In the autumn semester of 2021, the Medical Library offers consultations via Teams, Zoom, telephone or email.

Library courses in the curriculum

The medical library instructs students mainly in literature search, citing and reference management. The course content is adjusted to the study program and the subject's learning outcome.

Book a library course (for instructors)

Courses requiring registration

Course offer for autumn 2021:

This is the list of courses in English. Switch to the Norwegian page version to see additional courses.



Date and time

Registration deadline


October 6

October 1
Course registration

EndNote crash course

October 8
October 4
Course registration

Systematic reviews

October 20

October 15
Course registration

PubMed & Embase

October 27

October 22
Course registration


November 3
October 29
Course registration

Customized courses

If there is a demand at your department for a brush-up in literature searching techniques, reference management or if you want to get a quick overview over relevant databases for your subject, you can request a library course or meeting. 

Contact us by email to book a course that is customuzed to your needs. The required minimum number of participants for such a course is five.
We can book the library's course room or visit you at your department.

Individual guidance for PhD candidates and staff

The Medical library offers individual guidance for PhD candidates and staff at the Medical faculty and the hospital. Students are offered courses in literature searching as part of their studies, and can therefore not be prioritized for additional individual guidance. 

The medical library offers individual literature search guidance sessions for:

  • Systematic reviews
  • Clinical procedures
  • Mini-method evaluation
  • PhD theses
  • Scientific articles

Guidance for other purposes will be assessed individually.

NB: In the autumn semester of 2021, the Medical Library offers consultations via Teams, Zoom, telephone or email.

Request a meeting with a librarian