What types of training and workshops does the University Library (UL) offer?
The University Library (UL) provides training at different levels. For example, we offer a basic introduction to the UL for first year students in which we give a tour of the UL and explain how the UL catalogue works; or a training in the use of a specific database, such as PubMed or PsycINFO, so that students learn to search for literature within a specific field or a workshop on searching for information for master students beginning with their theses.
You’ll find forms for requesting library instructions here. Library instruction is part of the curriculum in all faculties. This instruction consists mostly of a demonstration or lecture, a tour through the University Library (UL) and a practical section with a course-related search assignment.
The e-Things course, e-Dingen: media en tools voor het Hoger Onderwijs (in Dutch – with Google Site Translation option) consists of 22 lessons about web 2.0 and (SURFnet) tools ranging from SURFmedia to YouTube, from blogs to Twitter and wikis to Google apps. This course is a mix of face-to-face and online learning and is designed for teachers, research assistants, ICTO staff and librarians of the EUR. The study material is also suitable for self-study. As a student you communicate with other students and the course supervisor through your own weblog that you set up in the very first the e-Thing.
Staff members and students of EUR can take part in a RefWorks workshop. With RefWorks, a web-based application, one can store, manage, export and share literature references with others. RefWorks fits into information literacy because it is a handy tool for referencing and citing and for structuring one’s search for scholarly information.
Financial data/EDSC workshop
The UL’s Erasmus Data Service Centre (EDSC) regularly gives workshops (except in July and August) on the use of financial databases such as Thomson One Banker, Datastream and the WRDS databases, such as CRSP and CompuStat. The language of the workshop is English or Dutch, depending on the participants. The workshops are meant as a basic introduction to these databases and to help the student or researcher get started with collecting financial information such as annual report data and stock prices.
Get started with financial data
On these pages, you’ll find our manuals where we explain (and demonstrate using video clips) how you can search for things like share prices via Datastream or annual reports information collected using the Thomson One Banker Excel add-in.
Click on the links in the menu to the left for more information.