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User Education


Each semester the Library offers to its users training sessions regarding catalogues, journals and electronic resources.



   The Catalogue

The course consists of two sessions, one theoretical and one practical, on the following topics:

  • Description of a bibliographical record
  • Introduction of the classification systems of monographs and periodicals
  • Description of the different search modes using the OPAC (simple, index and advanced)
  • Research using other catalogues belonging to the URBE Network (Roman Union Ecclesiastical Libraries)


  Periodicals and Electronic Resources

The course includes a session on the following topics:


  Specialized Databases

 The course includes three sessions that illustrate how to perform a research using databases of the following disciplines:

  • Theology and Canon Law
  • Philosophy and History
  • Social Sciences and Psychology


Upon contacting the Management, the Library is also available to arrange targeted meetings and organizes a biannual training on the Zotero sofwtare for the management of bibliographic data.


The Library publishes annually a report on the participants satisfaction of the training courses:



   User Education Schedule (II Semester A.A. 2017-201)


The Catalogue

February 26th (theoretical session) Room C 211, 1:15-2: 45 p.m.

February 28th (practical session) Room C 211, 1:15-2: 45 p.m.


Periodicals and Electronic Resources

March 5th, Room C 211, 1:15-2: 45 p.m.


Specialized Databases

March 7th (Theology and Canon Law) Room C 211, 1:15-2: 45p.m.

March 14th (Philosophy and History) Room C 211, 1:15-2: 45p.m.

March 21st (Social Sciences and Psychology) Room C 211, 1:15-2: 45 p.m.



Zotero for the Library ​of the Pontifical Gregorian University

Wednesday February 21th and Thursday February 22th, Room C 208, 13:15-14:45p.m.



In order to participate, you have to complete a booking form.