In this training in the FA-203 course on information sources you will learn how to search and use scholarly sources systematically and responsibly. You will also learn to evaluate sources and cite them using the RefWorks tool. The training consists of a short introduction and this hands on session. Before you start, make sure to read the guidelines.
This individual 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:
The left column has the assignments. The information on the right provides background and explanation.
Please go through the pages at your own pace and liking: skip what you already know or are able to perform and dive into the sections that are new to you.
This training is largely about learning to search systematically. Please read below on what makes a good search strategy.
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 succesful search strategies.