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User Training Courses

Every year, the DISIT Library holds a series of meetings aimed at everyone, but especially at freshers, to make the library and its services known.

The purpose of the meetings is to allow the user to independently and completely conduct the search for books and material for study and research, the papers and theses and to retrieve the documents identified.

The goals of the meetings consist in helping library users learn the following skills, through appropriate training:

  • search in the electronic catalogue (OPAC) BiblioUPO
  • identification of documents and their location;
  • recovery of documents available in the library;
  • recovery of documents present in other libraries of the Piedmontese universities and / or other Universities through interlibrary loan and article supply services.

The meetings are divided into modules of 15 and 45 minutes to meet the different needs with ever greater degrees of depth.

You can subscribe to all modules or to a single module.

The meetings are held every Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 at the library office.

The minimum number of participants is 2, up to a maximum of 5. It is possible to agree on different times or number of participants in special cases.

Registration must be made by sending an email to


Pre-module (15 minutes)

Organization of the library with guided tour:

  • The book location system and the use of different classifications.
  • The magazine location system.
  • The location system for degree theses.
  • IT equipment (computers for searching online).
  • Local loan, interlibrary loan and item supply.

Module one (45 minutes)

Use and functionality of online catalogues (OPAC):

  • Use of the computerized catalogue (BiblioUPO) and of the MyBiblio personal area.
  • The search and retrieval of useful texts for the in-depth study of the topics covered in class and for the preparation of exams.
  • Related services (request for renewal of loans and reservations).
  • Other online catalogues: type and functionality.

Advanced module (45 minutes)

  • Presentation of the main databases.
  • How to consult electronic journals for bibliographic research.
  • Finding documents not present in the library, with particular reference to NILDE Users.

Last modified 13 July 2022