Study skills support
The NTNU University Library offers help to students in many different areas. Our primary users are students and employees at NTNU and St.Olav’s Hospital, who can find practical information on how to use library services on Innsida, though some services are also available for students that are not associated with the university.
Visit the library's subject pages and blogs for news and updated information within your subject area.
E-books and digital syllabus
Did you know that the library holds 950 000 e-books and 16 000 e-journal subscriptions? You have access to these books and journals, and can use them while in the library or whenever connected to the NTNU network. An increasing part of the total syllabus at NTNU is being digitised, either as compendiums or as e-books from the library.
See how you can use e-books from the library
For some subjects/study programmes, the library offers a large part of the syllabus as electronic textbooks. Read more about electronic textbooks for the study of medicine.
The library offers a range of useful training courses focusing on literature searches, how to use sources and how to use reference management software. Many of the courses are designed for specific areas of study or a specific subject and can be integrated as part of the regular course teaching.
The library also offers single courses in literature searching and reference management tools that students and employees can attend individually, as well as tailored group training courses. The course focus can be adjusted to cover specific research topics.
Online courses and tools
The library offers several tools and online courses that can help you solve your problems.
VIKO is an online knowledge resource developed at the library, which provide tips and advice when it comes to literature searches and thesis writing for bachelor and master students. VIKO can be used as a training course or as a work of reference. FagVIKO is another work of reference for subject specific tools and information sources.
For PhD candidates, the library recommends PhD On Track which provides advice regarding literature searches, source criticism and evaluation, in addition to useful information on how to publish your research. This course is produced by staff and researchers from several Norwegian and Danish Universities.
Guidance and help
Do you need help to search for literature? Do you have questions about how to use reference management tools or questions about copyright? The library offers 1-to-1 support to help you find information and literature within your field.
- Personal guidance from library staff
- How to search for literature
- How to manage references
- Copyright in MA theses
- Library subject pages and blogs - news and resources for your subject area
Rooms and equipment
You can find several hundred student work stations in the library. The library offers a range of different reading rooms and group rooms. The library also has reading halls with universal access. Most of the work stations have power outlets so that you can use your personal laptop and connect to the NTNU network.
In the library you can print and copy. We also offer various sorts of equipment such as microfiche equipment, DVD/Bluray players, music players and more.