In this training in the course GEO4-2519 on Consultancy Projects 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 or Mendeley. The training consists of the lecture by Jeroen Bosman and this hands on session. Before you start, make sure to read the guidelines.
This training takes 2-3 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 6 parts, each on its own numbered page. 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 6 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.
At the end, please provide feedback on page 7 so that we can further improve this training.
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.
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.