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Courses and tutorials

MOOCS and online courses

“In the library with a click - Tools to support bibliographic research” - The MOOC

The course is a self-learning tool that provides you with a bibliographic and documentary research methodology (how to correctly set up a search, how to focus or formulate a question, how to evaluate the available sources, how to cite the sources, etc.), and in the same time it shows the most appropriate tools to perform it by using those most frequently available in university libraries. This course is an agile tool, “immersed” in reality, full of examples, and aimed specifically at university students. It takes place online and is completely free.

The MOOC is accessible at this web page:

Note: The MOOC is available in Italian language

Throughout the year online courses are planned for students and PhD students with the aim of guiding them to the services and to explore the sources available at Politecnico di Milano. Periodically all the students are informed via email about the dates and the organization of the courses.

All the courses materials are available and downloadable from BeeP web page.

On demand courses

These courses are organized at the request of a professor for their students.

The contents of the course can be adapted to the educational needs of the professor and are related to research tools, resources on subscription, citations and copyright.

The courses are held in the classroom and can be activated in a flexible and immediate manner

For information and queries:

Presentations for international students

During the welcome week for the international students organized by the International students office we present you shortly how to access libraries and how to use libraries services and resources.



The oline video tutorials are self-learning tools which help you obtain the basic skills for finding and using traditional and electronic resources and to use the library services.


Watch how to use some databases in subscription:


Watch how to use an e-journals archive:


Watch how to use an e-books collection:



Some guides on Italian copyright and citations are available: