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. The Medical Library offers consultations at the library and 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 spring 2023:

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


Date and time

Registration deadline


February 1

January 27
Course registration

PubMed & Embase

February 8

February 3
Course registration

Systematic reviews

February 22

February 17
Course registration

Systematic reviews

March 29

March 24
Course registration


April 19

April 14
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

The Medical library offers individual guidance mainly to PhD candidates and staff at the Medical faculty and the hospital 

Students have the possibility to attend courses in literature searching and reference management as a part of their study program. If you could not attend such a course, you may want to attend one of our open courses
Students asking for guidance in literature search by a librarian must first have tried to search on their own and send us their topic/research question, search strategy and information on which type of help is required in advance (appointments are limited to 45 min).

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: The Medical Library offers consultations via Teams, Zoom, telephone or email.

Request a meeting with a librarian