Academic Information Skills

Tutorials by the UM Library to improve your 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

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

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

This tutorial explains the ins and outs of working with sources in academic writing.
Search

Digital information skills – FHML

This tutorial provides information, tips and tricks in finding relevant and trustworthy audio-visual learning materials.
Search

Digital information skills – FASoS

This tutorial provides information, tips and tricks in finding relevant and trustworthy audio-visual learning materials.
PubMed

PubMed Basics

This tutorial shows you the basics of the most used features of the PubMed database (on biomedicine, health and life sciences).
Personal branding online

Personal branding online

In this tutorial you will learn how to build and maintain a professional online image. It contains chapters on topics such as self-branding, social networking sites and online identity management, including legal issues.
PsycINFO basics tutorial

PsycINFO (EBSCO) Basics

This tutorial shows you the basics of the most used features of the PsycINFO (EBSCO) database (on behavioural science and mental health).

Manuals, guides & instructions

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

Copyright Info Point

Copyright Information Point

The Maastricht University Library compiled the Copyright Information Point to inform and advice UM students, teachers and researchers about copyright
Data Search Support

Data Search Support

Data Search Support: database manuals, workshops and support for Maastricht University students and researchers.
databases

Databases & database manuals

Subject specific databases for a comprehensive literature search
EndNote

EndNote

EndNote is a software programme that helps you collect and keep track of your references, and easily insert them into
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
Library instruction videos

Library instruction videos

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

Thesis SupportAll

All about thesis writing

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

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

Language Centre courses

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

Guidance & Help

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

Ask your librarian

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

Peer Point

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

Writing studio

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

Specialised support

We have dedicated specialists for researchers, teachers, and students. Visit the specialised support portals for further assistance.

Research Support

Visit the Library+ Researcher portal

Education Support

Visit the Library+ Teacher portal

Student Support

Visit the Library+ Student portal

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Contact & Support

For questions or information, use the web form to contact an information skills specialist.

 

Contact an Information Skills specialist

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