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Study support - Information literacy

University Library Workshops

Did you know that Leiden University Libraries (UBL) can support you during your studies? Take a look at the library courses below.

One to one coaching

Interactive tutorials

Do you want to know more about searching, evaluating and using scholarly information? Take a look at these interactive tutorials:

Searching scholarly information
In the general tutorial Working with the catalogue you learn how to loan a book, explore articles and search by author or subject. The subject specific tutorials on finding general and subject specific information cover a.o. Wikipedia, Google Scholar, e-books, subject specific databases, newspapers and Special Collections.

Evaluating information 
In these tutorials you learn about the difference between popular and scholarly sources and how to judge information.

In these tutorials students learn about the principles of academic integrity, plagiarism and citing. 

Writing a thesis
This page provides an overview of sources that can help you writing your thesis or paper.

Or take a look at the Subject Guides. These guides contain recommended resources and digital tools, such as bibliographies, full text databases, and specific reference works. 

Individual consultation

Did you know that the UBL offers tailor-made guidance to both third-year undergaraduate and Master's students to help you find literature? During a one-on-one meeting with a subject librarian you will learn to identify queries, select sources and store/process search results.

UBL Workshops

The University Library (UBL) offers a range of workshops in ‘information literacy’ for study programmes and institutes. These are sometimes offered as part of your study programme. The UBL’s courses cover subjects such as:

  • Evaluating information
  • Plagiarism prevention
  • Finding information on your topic
  • Using special collections
  • Reference Managers

For more details please send an email to: informatiebalie@library.leidenuniv.nl 

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