E-learning modules

Use the e-learning modules developed by the Library for self-study or to refresh your information literacy skills.

The Library has created activating e-learning modules. Choose below between three basic modules and three specific modules about the databases Scopus, SciFinder and PubMed. The basic modules take one to two hours to complete. The database modules are shorter.

The e-learning modules work best on the computer; on smartphone and tablet malfunctioning may occur. Only module 2 can also be done on a tablet or smartphone device.

Basic modules

Module 1 - Locate and access the information you need

You have a list of one or more references and you want to obtain the full text of these items to read them. In module 1, you will learn how to recognize various types of information sources, how to search for publications and how to access them.

Module 2 - Finding information for your research project

You are starting a research project and need to find information on a topic. In module 2, you will learn different strategies to find information, how to choose relevant databases, and how to translate your research question into a database query.

Module 3 - Evaluating, citing and publishing information

How do you use information in a professional and scientific way? In this module, you will learn how to evaluate the quality of information, and how to cite sources correctly. You will also learn more about copyright, publishing and peer review.

Database modules

Module Scopus

Scopus is a bibliographic database in which you can find records of scientific articles, reviews and books on all kinds of scientific topics. In this module, some of the specific features of this database and its search system are shown.

Module SciFinder

SciFinder is a database of chemical literature. In this module, you will learn what kind of information is covered by SciFinder, how to register for SciFinder, and how to search in SciFinder by topic or by chemical structure.

Module PubMed

PubMed is a database on biomedicine, health and life sciences. In this module, you will learn how PubMed adapts and enhances your search when you execute a simple search, as well as how to use the MeSH database and field tags.

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