Support

Search and assess

It can be difficult to find relevant and reliable information. The library helps you during your search:

Tips & tricks

In the videos below we offer tips and tricks for finding reliable articles, books and information.

How do you find the right search terms?

Do you find it difficult to determine which search terms you should use to find articles or books? Watch the video below for tips.

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Wach the video with subtitles and a signer (video, ± 2 min.)

How do you combine search terms?

Do you want to use multiple search terms but you don’t know how to combine them effectively? Please watch the video below for tips.

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Watch the video with subtitles and a signer (video, ± 4 min.)

How do you assess information sources?

How do you determine which information sources to use? Please watch the video below for tips.

Watch the video (video, ± 2 min.)

Watch the video with subtitles and a signer (video, ± 2 min.)

How do you determine reliability?

Download the checklist (Pdf, 124 Kb)

Courses

The HU Library can also assist you personally in finding and assessing reliable information. We organise introductory and also more advanced lessons and demonstrations. Want to know more?
Please contact your  information specialist.

Online course

We have developed an online information skills course especially for first year students. Here you learn how to search effectively and how you determine reliability.

The course is offered on two platforms, HUbl and Canvas. Your teacher will tell you which course you should take.

Start the course via HUbl
Do you have questions or are you experiencing problems accessing via HUbl? Please contact Maaike Verweij or Christa van Tongeren.

Start the course via Canvas
Do you have questions or are you experiencing problems accessing via Canvas? Please contact Frederique Leopold or Christa van Tongeren.

Start the final test
The theory part of the course is concluded with a final test. Your teacher will tell you if you should take the final test. Do you have questions or are you experiencing problems? Please contact Frédérique Leopold.

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