Students and teachers are confronted with a true flood of information and finding your way through it is not always an easy task. Through this interactive course we want to teach you how to effectively search, manage, evaluate and use scientific information.
The course is suitable for self-assessment and alternates theoretical parts with examples and exercises.
Module 1 - Why Google is not enough
In this module you learn why general search engines are not sufficient. In addition, you are introduced to the various types of scientific sources of information and to the specific sources of information Hasselt University Library has to offer. To conclude, you find out when to use which source(s) of information.
Module 2 - How to formulate a good search query?
In this module you learn how to formulate search terms well and combine them into a good search query.
Module 3 - How to find the required information?
In this module you learn to locate scientific publications in the main sources of information Hasselt University offers, like UHasselt Discovery Service, the A-to-Z journal and e-book list, the library catalogue, the various databases and the Document Server.
Module 4 - How to manage the information found?
In this module you learn about setting up alerts and about the options bibliographic software bring.
Module 5 - How reliable and qualitative is the information found?
In this module you learn to assess if the information found is reliable and of good quality.
Module 6 - How to use the information found?
In this module you learn why, when and how to reference the source of information that you have used correctly.
The modules above are partly based on the information literacy courses of the KU Leuven and the University of Antwerp.