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Training ISS premaster Academic Skills: Summary and feedback

Summary

The purpose of this libguide was to support you in searching, finding and evaluating suitable scientific literature.

You learned the following skills:

  • Define your subject
  • Generate search terms
  • Choose a search system
  • Use search methods and search techniques
  • Evaluate sources on relevance and scientific nature
  • Avoid plagiarism

We also provided you with information on searching for books, newspaper articles, reports and  statistics.

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Online Information Skills Training, Compass

Utrecht University Library offers an online information skills training, Compass.

This training consists of four modules of approximately 30 minutes that together form a whole, but which you can also go through independently of each other:

  1. Finding and accessing information
  2. Setting up your search
  3. Evaluating your sources
  4. Saving and using sources

If you want to know more about searching for sources of literature, or want to practice more with the various components of a search strategy, go to www.uu.nl/en/compass.

Questions?

This LibGuide can be accessed from anywhere on the website of the University Library, click on 'LibGuides' at the bottom of the webpage. Scroll down to find the training LibGuides for Social Sciences (including this one).

The library also offers you a collection of general LibGuides with information on various topics, including searching for books or articles, setting up a search strategy or information about search systems such as WorldCat, Google Scholar, or  Scopus.

During the hands-on training you can ask the available library staff member your questions. if you have any questions later, try to find answers in the LibGuides or contact the subject- and information specialists of the library.

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