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Workshops and courses

Maastricht University Library offers workshops and courses in the field of information skills. These workshops and courses are available for students (from bachelor to PhD), staff members and alumni from Maastricht University and the academic hospital (AZM). Below you see an overview of available workshops.

Next to these workshops, the library also offers curriculum integrated courses and is also developing online tutorials to use within the curriculum. Teaching staff or programme coordinators who wish to pay more attention to information skills in their programme, can contact Henrietta Hazen for more information.

For support in using the databases, check the manuals and guides for the specific databases.

Other kinds of support are offered via instructional videos, data search support, EndNote support. Or ask a question via Ask Your Librarian. Students can contact Peer Point or the Writing Studio for help.

Workshops and courses overview

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Data Management

Data management: an introduction to research data management

How do you ensure that your data remain accessible and usable in the future, for yourself and others? Since a great deal is invested in obtaining valuable research data, good data management is important. But what does that involve?

EndNote (remote sessions) for external PhDs

Next to the face-to-face workshops for internal researchers the library offers remote live Q&A sessions for external researchers as well. Do you want to know more about EndNote’s advanced features, or tackle specific problems, these remote sessions are meant for you.

EndNote advanced workshop

This training helps you to get the most out of EndNote and make your research easier. There is plenty of time to deal with individual questions and/or problems on using EndNote as a research tool. The workshop makes use of EndNote, but other collaborative tools like Mendeley will also be discussed.

EndNote introductory workshop / hands-on training

This training gives you a basic understanding about how to use EndNote.

Finding information for your research (remote sessions) for external PhDs

Next to the face-to-face workshops for internal researchers the library offers remote live Q&A sessions on finding information for your research for external researchers as well.

Measuring research impact

Increasing and measuring your research impact [course]

This course offers researchers the opportunity to learn strategies that aim at increasing the likelihood of an article being cited, discussed or otherwise mentioned in scientific and relevant societal groups. Besides this, some tools to measure research impact will be discussed.

Information skills & Support

Information skills & Support

Peer Point

Introduction to literature searching and writing

Peer Point provides free research assistance to students studying at Maastricht University. Peer Point is staffed by students trained at responding critically and constructively to the work of their peers. Our mission is to help you improve your research skills and this workshop is a first step at doing so.

Language courses

Language courses

The Language Centre offers a wide range of language and culture courses (Link opens in the Langue Centre website)

Looking smart! Implementing smart glasses in the classroom

Last year the University Library, together with the Faculty of Law (FL), experimented with smart glasses. Now it is your chance to “see education through different eyes”.

Staying up to date in your research area

When you are unfamiliar with automated alerts services this 1 hour lecture and demo will save you a lot of time and energy in staying up to date in your research area.

Systematic literature and data searching (for reviews / research proposals)

In this two hour introductory workshop a demo will be given on how to develop a systematic search strategy – usable in multiple databases – and where to search for data.

Thesis skills – Data Retrieval (for masters SBE)

This course shows you how to start your data retrieval process. After selecting the right variables, industry or countries as well as time frame it is time to work with the databases.

Thesis Skills – EndNote introduction (for masters SBE)

EndNote is a tool which allows you to organize and keep track of your references, and easily insert them into your research documents as in-text citations, footnotes or a bibliography in any of a large number of citation styles.

Thesis Skills – Systematic Literature Search (for masters SBE)

Thesis Skills training on how to search for books and (online) journal(articles) in the fields of business and economics that are relevant for your thesis topic. The databases Business Source Premier (EBSCO), EconLit (EBSCO) and the Web of Science are included.

Web of Science (WoS) workshop / hands-on training

The Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database covering high quality research across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. This training helps you to get the most out of the Web of Science and make your research easier.

Westlaw workshop

This workshop will make you more familiar with Westlaw UK and WestlawNext and deals with the following topics: What’s Westlaw and what information can be found; What are the best ways to gain access to this information (i.e. how to efficiently find sources); How to use the Westlaw functionality (search fields, search history, print options).

What journal to publish in?

In this 1.5 hour workshop, criteria are discussed which influence an author’s journal choice, and some tools that could be of help. There is plenty of time to deal with individual questions and/or problems.

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