These online courses, covering several aspects of the research process, are available for you at any time. You can find all courses and instructions in the portal Information Literacy of the University Library. There you can also file a request for a specific instruction or training and register for one of the library's workshops.

Online scholarly collaboration 

Online scholarly collaboration in a collaboratory or virtual research environment (VRE) is a relatively new way of working in the social sciences and humanities. How to create your own collaboratory? Identify failure and success factors, especially organizational and social factors.


The basics of scholarly publishing

'Not just for professors': the ins and outs of (new) ways of scholarly publishing. Also focus on Open Access and measuring research impact.


Introduction to RefWorks, an online reference manager. It is free of charge available for students and researchers of the EUR, the University Library offers support.

Research data

This course provides guidelines for good practice in research data and is particularly appropriate for postgraduate students and early career researchers who work with data and would like to learn more about managing their research data.

Research impacts: sources and metrics

This course introduces the three currently most used data sources to measure scholarly impact: Web of Knowledge, Scopus and Google Scholar, and the metrics available in these sources, like the H-index, the Journal Impact Factor and the SNIP.

References and citations

'All that remains is the bibliography': everything about making proper reference to the sources used and citation styles for print and electronic publications.