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Information Literacy


This part with information literacy, information retrieval and source criticism might sound kind of tricky, but eventually you will see it is not as hard as it sounds, so don’t worry! By reading the following material and doing the assignments you find on ItsLearning you will learn the basics and little by little you’ll learn more. This material will also be available in the future, so you can return to it whenever you need during your studies or even after them. You’re also always welcome to contact the library if you need help with something!

Learning Outcomes

With these information literacy studies you’ll learn:

  • how to search for information and literature for your university studies, e.g. course books or scientific articles
  • the difference between searching for information in Google and searching for information through scientific databases
  • tips on useful search techniques to improve your searches
  • how to critically evaluate the sources and information found
  • how to use and cite the information found according to established academic practice

Let's watch the introduction below for more information and to get started: