Information Skills Support
Academic Information Skills
When studying in a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) environment, you will develop the skills and competences to deal independently and critically with information which ranges from academic literature to discipline specific sources such as statistics, data visualisations, historical documents, images and popular media, to name a few. These skills and competences are essential for the labour market in the 21st century. Next to that, employers are also looking for employees who are able to search, evaluate, organise, and communicate information with confidence. Information literacy skills will give you the confidence to deal with information in an appropriate manner.
The university library developed a range of online modules for students to learn more about these skills. The modules can also be freely used (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license) by teaching staff to use in their courses. For more information, check out the Information Literacy pages or contact Henrietta Hazen for more information.
Manuals, guides & instructions
Practical information on how to find information and how to search for specific data or topics.
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.
Guidance & Help
Have a question regarding our services or need individual support? Our specialists are here to help.
We have dedicated specialists for researchers, teachers, and students. Visit the specialised support portals for further assistance.
Contact & Support
For questions or information, use the web form to contact an information skills specialist.