By increasing your information literacy skills via these courses, you can search, select, manage and evaluate scholarly information more effectively.
This course provides the basic skills you need to search for and find books, journals and articles in the University Library and also: what to do when you can’t find it at the library.
'Not just for professors': the ins and outs of (new) ways of scholarly publishing. Also focus on Open Access and measuring research impact.
The basics of scholarly literature
After following one of these courses you will be able to find your way in scholarly literature in order to make a good start in your studies.
e-Dingen: media en tools voor het Hoger Onderwijs ( In Dutch – has Google Site Translation option)
The e-Things course 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. The 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.
On pitfalls of Internet use, the difference between Internet and library sources and the evaluation of the quality and usefulness of Internet sources.
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.
Introduction to RefWorks, an online reference manager.
'All that remains is the bibliography': everything about making proper reference to the sources used and citation styles for print and electronic publications.
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.
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.
For philosophy students: after following this course you will be able to find your way in scholarly literature in order to make a good start in your studies.
Searching for scholarly information
Everything's on the Internet, isn't it? How to select, retrieve and evaluate scholarly information.
Tutorials to independently work with financial databases like Datastream and Thomson One Banker.