In this training in the course GEO2-2208 you will learn how to search and use scholarly sources systematically and responsibly. You will also learn to evaluate sources and save them using the RefWorks or Mendeley tools. The training consists of the lecture by Bosman and this hands on session. Before you start, make sure to read the guidelines.
This training takes 2 hours to complete. It is wise to read the explanatory texts on the right of each page before carrying out the assignments on the left. When in doubt please ask for assistance.
This session consists of 5 parts, each on its own numbered page. Page 6 is just included for reference if you start citing later on. The left column has the asignments in green topped boxes. The information on the right povides background and explanation.
N.B: part 4 has a main page and four subpages for each of the types of information you will be searching for.
This training is largely about learning to search systematically. Please read below on what makes a good search strategy.
After finishing this training you will know all you need to do the assignments. When you are finished please take a minute to leave your feedback on the feedback tab.
You search strategy defines what you search, where you search and how you perform your search. In the course of your search process you take many decisions that affect the quality of search results and the time needed to get those results.
The main decisions in your search strategy relate to:
The special LibGuide search strategy (in Dutch) has more on building successful search strategies.
Nowadays you can do online research, with many thousands of online journals and books made available by the library. But not everything is online! Some stuff still is only available in hardcopy. For that and more please visit the University Library Uithof, with:
The University Library City Centre houses among others the printed books in economics, history and law.