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New! Finding Academic Sources Humanities: Improve Your Information Skills!

Published on 12-02-2024
Are you a student at the Faculty of Humanities starting your Bachelor's or Master's thesis? Or perhaps you're a new Ph.D. candidate looking to enhance your information skills? Whether you're a seasoned researcher or just starting out, our Finding Academic Sources workshop is here to help you! Choose the edition that better suits you.
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This workshops are specifically designed for students at the Faculty of Humanities who want to take their research skills to the next level. We understand that gathering academic sources can sometimes feel like searching for a needle in a haystack, but fear not! Our workshop will equip you with the tools and techniques needed to quickly find relevant information for your topic.

By joining this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to use the right search terms for your research question, ensuring that you obtain accurate and targeted results. We will guide you through various search systems and databases, demonstrating how to make optimal use of these resources for your research needs.

Sources outside the Library

But what if the primary and secondary literature sources you need are not available in our library? No worries! We'll teach you how to access these sources online so that nothing stands in the way of your academic success.

Not only will we help you find the information you need, but we'll also show you how to evaluate your results effectively. You'll learn how to critically assess your findings and store them safely for future reference.

What you will be able to do post-workshop:

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  • quickly gather information about your topic;
  • use the right search terms for your research question;
  • make optimal use of search systems and databases for your research;
  • access primary and secondary literature sources (also online), even if these are not available in our library; and
  • evaluate your results and store them safely.  

You can choose among three different editions:

  • Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 13:00 – 15:00, room PCH 2.14
  • Monday, 8 April 2024, 15:00 – 17:00, room PCH 1.14
  • Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 11:00 – 13:00, room PCH 1.14

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