Use the e-learning modules developed by the Library for self-study or to refresh your information literacy skills.
WUR Library has defined six competency areas (sets of skills and understandings) for Information Literacy.
WUR Library has developed a large range of e-learning modules per competency area. Check the list on the right, or scroll down below to get a description of the available e-learning modules and access to them. The e-learning modules work best on the computer. Some modules can also be done on other devices (indicated at the begining of the module).
In this module, you'll learn how to translate your research question into a search query to do a systematic search in various databases, how to improve your search results, when to stop searching and how to manage your search queries.
Scopus is a bibliographic database in which you can find records of scientific articles, reviews and books on all kinds of scientific topics. This module shows some of the specific features of this database and its search system.
PubMed is a database on biomedicine, health and life sciences. In this module, you'll learn how PubMed adapts and enhances your search when you do a simple search as well as how to use the MeSH database and field tags.
SciFinder-n is a database of chemical literature. In this module, you'll learn what kind of information is covered by SciFinder-n, how to register for SciFinder-n, and how to search in SciFinder-n by topic of by chemical structure.
In this module, you'll learn why to publish your scientific work, how to choose the most appropriate journal to publish in, what peer review is and why it is important for scientific practice, how to describe the process of publishing in a scientific journal, and which platforms are available to promote your publication.
In this module, you"ll learn advanced issues of Dutch copyright law. Who is the owner of copyright and what are the owner's rights, how can you recognise and (re)use copyright protected materials, what are Creative Commons licenses and where can you find open materials.