Workshop overview

The University Library helps students, lecturers, and researchers of Erasmus University in their research and education by providing workshops. Follow one of the regular workshops or read how to request a tailor-made workshop.

Regular workshops  

  • Get to know the Library: an introduction 
    A good preparation is half the work, and we therefore invite you to this short introduction to the Library. In this online meeting, we will show you the basics on how to use all the facilities the Library offers. 
    For EUR students and staff 

  • RefWorks 
    In the monthly RefWorks Workshop you will learn how to easily save, manage, export and share literature references. Also take a look at the e-course or our e-modules about RefWorks. For EUR students and staff 
    For EUR students and staff 

    Workshop RefWorks
  • Financial databases 
    Erasmus Data Service Center (EDSC) offers monthly various Workshops on financial databases. Learn where to find financial data such as share prices, mergers and annual report data and how to compare this data from different databases (such as Bloomberg, Datastream and ThomsonOne)?
    For EUR students and staff 

    Workshops financial databases
  • Get recognized. Get the most out of your ORCID iD! 
    Learn in this monthly workshop how to create and use your ORCID iD to enhance the discoverability of your research outputs. This workshop will allow you - as a researcher - to reap the benefits of ORCID. More information and registration.
    For EUR researchers

  • Mastering social sciences data skills with MATLAB
    Course covering the processing of quantitative data and data structures for scientific analysis in MATLAB, a platform for learning data skills and and working with multidisciplinary datasets. You will practice importing, cleaning, merging and analyzing social science data. More information and registration
    For EUR students and staff 

  • Quantitative and qualitative text analysis with MATLAB
    This course focuses on processing text data and data structures for scientific analysis in MATLAB, a platform for learning data skills and working with text. You will practice processing and analyzing text. More information and registration
    For EUR students and staff 


Customized workshops

  • Information and academic skills  
    As a lecturer, do you want to make your students more information literate? Then request a workshop tailored to the needs of your group in terms of time, level and subjects. This can be about conducting a literature search, the phases of the search process, search techniques, but also an instruction on managing your data and monitoring research impact. As a researcher or student, you can of course also request a workshop with your own group. 
    For EUR students and staff

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  • Financial databases 
    In addition to the monthly workshops, the Erasmus Data Service Center (EDSC) also offers workshops on request. As a lecturer, do you want to have a specific topic covered in your class about finding financial data? Please contact the EDSC. As a student, you can submit a proposal for a 1-hour workshop (with a minimum of 6 participants).
    For EUR lecturers and students

    Workshops financial databases
  • Bibliometric (citation)databases and analysis tools 
    The Research Evaluation and Assessment Service (REAS) team of the University Library offers workshops on the responsible and effective use of bibliometric databases (Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar) and analysis tools (InCites, SciVal, Publish or Perish, Altmetric Explorer). The exact content will be defined in mutual consultation.
    For EUR researchers

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  • Researcher identifiers & profiles  
    An ORCID iD offers you the possibility to present yourself and your publications well and make these more visible. That’s when a number has many advantages! The workshop offers you the possibility to be more visible as a unique researcher by creating your own ORCID iD, Google Scholar Profile and/or ResearcherID and checking your Scopus Author Identifier. Also check the related e-modules.
    For EUR researchers

  • Python programming language  
    Learn just enough about the Python programming language to be able to write functions or small programs yourself. Then sign up for this workshop. Apart of an introduction to Python, you will explore parts of data science; using Pandas to read in csv files, cleaning and changing them and exploring the data using visualizations. Interested in this workshop? Contact Peter van Huisstede or Jasper Op de Coul
    For EUR researchers and students

  • How to communicate science to a lay audience?
    The call for communicating science to a lay audience remains to be a hot topic. Unfortunately, there is typically little to no formal training available to help students improve their communication skills with a non-academic audience. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the nature of different strategies in disseminating their research to a lay audience. Interested in this workshop (online or on location)? Contact Çisem Gürel, MSc.
    For EUR students, PhD students, and junior researchers 



Short e-learning modules teach students and researchers how to use scholarly information and data effectively, responsibly and critically. The modules combine text, exercises and videos, which can be worked through separately. The topics follow the research cycle and can be consulted anywhere, anytime. 

Lecturers can incorporate the modules into their Canvas courses or use them in your teaching to help students improve their information skills.

Prefer an individual appointment?

Would you like to make an appointment with a subject specialist? Make one via the online form or call us on working days: +31 (0)10 – 408 11 98. Think of help and advice with your literature search or receive more information or support regarding a library service or facility.

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