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Searching scholarly information

How to start your search for literature? Which strategies are useful when searching for information? These online tutorials will help you on your way by explaining the basic concepts and improving your information research skills through exercises.

Working with the Catalogue
Learning Objective Learn how to loan a book in Leiden, explore articles and search by author or subject.
Intended Audience Students, (new)researchers, (new)employees.
Duration 60 minutes
By University Libraries Leiden (UBL)
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Finding Information on Chocolate
Learning Objective Learn how to search for general and subject specific information in Leiden using the case study of chocolate. Areas covered are a.o. Google Scholar, E-Books, subject specific databases, newspapers and Special Collections.
Intended Audience Students, (new)researchers, (new)employees.
Duration 60 minutes
By University Libraries Leiden (UBL)
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Refugees (International Studies)
Learning Objective Learn how to search for general and subject specific information in Leiden using the case study of "refugees". Areas covered are a.o. Wikipedia, Google Scholar, E-Books, subject specific databases and newspapers.
Intended Audience Students
Duration 60 minutes
By University Libraries Leiden (UBL)
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How do I start a literature search?
Learning Objective This tutorial demonstrates how to search systematically for literature using a five-step-by-step plan. It explains how to select search terms and information resources relevant to your topic.
Intended Audience Students
Duration 10 minutes
By VU University Amsterdam
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Choosing keywords
Learning Objective Searching for information is all about language. Learn how to find keywords, combine them and choose the right strategy.
Intended Audience Students
Duration 15 minutes
By Wichita State University
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Research 101
Learning Objective In six units, Research 101 discusses many aspects of the process of searching for scholarly information, ranging from selecting a topic to evaluating your research strategy. Demo’s, examples and exercises will help you improve your information research skills. Every unit ends with a review quiz.
Intended Audience Students
Duration 15-60 minutes
By University of Washington Libraries
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