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Information skills & support

Academic information skills

Academic information skills

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Finding your literature

This tutorial gives you an introduction to finding the literature on your reference list (mandatory or recommended reading for your courses).

Finding information for your research

Learn how to focus your research topic; how to choose your sources; how to perform your search in a systematic way; how to evaluate your search results; how to manage your search.

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

This tutorial explains the ins and outs of working with sources in academic writing.
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Manuals, guides & instructions

Manuals, guides & instructions

Practical information on how to find information and how to search for specific data or topics. 

 

Instructional videos

Instruction videos  

Short practical videos on how to search, how to borrow, reserve and renew your loans, the UM card, remote access and more.

Finding information

Finding information  

How to find articles, books, databases and more in the library. A quick overview to get you started.

Information for new students

Information for new students 

The library is not only a study environment but also a meeting place. Students have access to the library buildings as well as to the Online Library, where all our electronic journals, books and databases are stored. A quick guide.

Database manuals

Database manuals  

Follow the link and make a selection in the databases overview. You'll find the guides and manuals behind the 'Help & info' button of each database.

Endnote software & support

EndNote software & support  

EndNote helps you collect 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 SupportAll

Thesis SupportAll  

The Thesis SupportAll provides basic information for bachelor and master students on how to get started with your thesis

Data search support

Data search support  

In a joint effort with faculty experts and data suppliers, we provide information on how to search for data and how to find your way through several numerical databases (such as CBS, OECD, IMF, Datastream, Wharton).

Copyright issues

Copyright issues  

Visit our Copyright Information Point for support and information about copyright issues such as linking, plagiarism and quoting.

 

Workshops and courses

Workshops & courses

Our workshops and courses are available for students (from bachelor to PhD), staff members and alumni from Maastricht University and the academic hospital (AZM). A selection of language courses is also available to the public.

Library workshops & courses

infoskills

 

Library workshops & courses  

Follow the link for all upcoming workshops and courses by the library.

Language Centre courses

languages 

Language Centre courses  

Follow the link for all Language Centre courses.

Guidance & help

Guidance & help

Have a question regarding our services or need individual support? Our specialists are here to help.

Ask your librarian

Ask your librarian 

Our helpdesk for all your questions. Just fill in your question and we'll respond within one working day.

Peer Point

Peer Point 

Free research assistance for students by students trained at responding critically and constructively to the work of their peers. 

Writing studio

Writing studio 

Information specialists from the University Library and teachers from the Language Centre support you in your thinking, searching and writing process.

Support for Researchers

Support for Researchers

Visit the Library+ Researcher portal and learn about Library services, view online manuals, get the latest updates, and more.

Starting your research

Starting your research 

Support when writing a new research proposal and/or searching for scholarly information or research data.

Collecting & Analysing

Collecting & Analysing 

Searching for scientific information or research data; collaborating with colleagues and sharing/storing information in a secure way. 

Writing & Publishing

Writing & Publishing 

Support to improve your research impact and visibility.

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