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Tips for Information Literacy

Difficult to get your research topic clear? Is the academic information that you need nowhere to be found, or inaccessible? The library has a whole selection of tools & tips, with which you can find what you need for your thesis or research!

Perhaps you have already realised it: google is not enough to find the academic information that you need. You need a step-by-step plan, access to databases and tools to process information. The library offers all this, and if you are still at a loss, you can always visit us and get individual help.

Step-by-step literature research

1. Orientation

Well begun is half done. The same applies to searching literature for your study assignment, research or thesis. We will explain the first step towards answering your research topic.

Start orientation  

2. Choose sources

Where you look, determines for the most part what you find.

Determine your sources

3. Search methods

Knowing how to search, results in more relevant information and saves time.

Learn to search

4. Assesing

Do not assume anything, but look at the information that you have found critically.


5. References

When you use text and ideas of others, you must add a refer to the source of that info. Otherwise you commit plagiarism.

Everything about references

Using RefWorks or EndNote, you keep an overview of your collected articles and you can generate your source references in a citation style of your choice.

Programmes for source control

Library Access makes it easier to get the full text of academic articles. It also makes logging into databases easier and alerts you to available e-books when you're looking for books.

Library Access

During the Literature Hour, you can visit and ask all your questions about search strategies, sources and referencing. This hour is available at the Kralingse Zoom location at this time.

Check times, or make an appointment

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