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Information Searching Guide: Front page

Ask us

This guide is designed to help you with information searching.

Tampere University Library is happy to help you with any questions you might have regarding the library's services or information searching - or any other study-related questions you might have.

Email the library.

Remote access

Remote use of e-materials from outside Tampere University or Tampere University of Applied Sciences requires logging into the library's search service at Andor with your tuni user account. More information on remote access from the Library website.

If there is a problem with the remote use of e-materials, please contact the library by e-mail:


Pencil and paper.

Use this guide to study the principles of scientific information searching: narrowing down a topic, choosing the right search terms and information sources and evaluating the search results. Mastering these valuable skills will prove useful in your studies and later on in the working life. We highly recommend examining this guide carefully, it is worth it.

The original guide has been designed and realized in co-operation with four different university libraries (Aalto University Library, Lappeenranta Academic Library, Oulu University Library and Tampere University of Technology Library). This version has been modified to match the materials and services provided by the Tampere University Library.

Good luck with finding information!

Tampere University: Academic calendar 2020-2021

Autumn 2020

Orientation for new students / no classes week 34 17.08.2020 - 23.08.2020
1. period
weeks 35-41
week 42
24.08.2020 - 11.10.2020
12.10.2020 - 18.10.2020
2. period
weeks 43-49
weeks 50-51
19.10.2020 - 06.12.2020
07.12.2020 - 20.12.2020
Christmas break   21.12.2020 - 10.01.2021

Spring 2021

Orientation for new students week 1 04.01.2021 - 08.01.2021
3. period
weeks 2-8
week 9
11.01.2021 - 28.02.2021
01.03.2021 - 07.03.2021

4. period
Easter break

weeks 10-(17)22

weeks 18-19

08.03.2021 - 31.05.2021
31.03.2021 - 06.04.2021
03.05.2020 - 12.05.2021

Summer 2021 weeks 20-31 17.05.2021 - 31.07.2021

No classes or exams will be arranged on the following days: Independence Day on 6 December 2020, Christmas break on 21 December 2020 - 10 January 2021, Easter break on 31 March - 6 April 2021, May Day 1 may 2021, Ascension Day on 13 May 2021. 

Tampere University of Applied Sciences 2019-2020 Calendar

Teaching Information Literacy

Tampere University Library teaches information literacy and information searching skills that are integrated into the curriculum.

During the academic year 2020-2021, all Library classes will be held remotely via Zoom.


More information about library training is available from the Library website.