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Information Searching Guide: Front page

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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.

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: or with the feedback form.


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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 2019-2020

Autumn 2019

Orientation for new students / no classes week 34 19.08.2019 - 25.08.2019
1. period
weeks 35-41
week 42
26.08.2019 - 13.10.2019
14.10.2019 - 20.10.2019
2. period
weeks 43-49
weeks 50-51
21.10.2019 - 08.12.2019
09.12.2019 - 22.12.2019
Christmas break   23.12.2019 - 06.01.2020

Spring 2020

Orientation for new students week 1 02.01.2020 - 03.01.2020
3. period
weeks 2-8
week 9
07.01.2020 - 23.02.2020
24.02.2020 - 01.03.2020

4. period
Easter break

weeks 10-(17)22

weeks 19-20

02.03.2020 - 31.05.2020
08.04.2020 - 14.04.2020
04.05.2020 - 17.05.2020

Summer 2020 weeks 21-31 18.05.2020 - 31.07.2020

No classes or exams will be arranged on the following days: Independence Day on 6 December 2019, Christmas break on 23 December 2019 - 6 January 2020, Easter break on 8 April - 14 April 2020, May Day 1 may 2020, Ascension Day on 21 May 2020. 

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.

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