During your studies you will frequently be asked to write a paper. For such a paper you will need information, but how do you get it?  What exactly do you need? Where can you find it? How do you go about it? Almost anyone can use Google, of course, but more is expected of a TU Delft student!
We challenge you to go beyond using the popular search engines. This instruction will help you discover what there is to learn about information skills.

Practical aspects

  • This instruction will take approx. two hours to complete.
  • If you have any questions during or after finishing the instruction, contact the Library Education Support team (educationsupport-lib@tudelft.nl).

Good luck!

The instruction consists of this introduction followed by four levels that you complete in succession. Each level contains study material and several exercises. You can have multiple attempts at every exercise so if you don’t succeed the first time, make sure you read the feedback and try again!

After completing all four levels you will be able to:
– Determine your information needs
– Search for information effectively and efficiently
– Assess information critically
– Process and manage information

Once you have finished the four levels, the final part of the instruction, “What’s next?”, will give you information about how to apply everything you have learned during your studies. In this part you will, for example, find useful links as well as a search procedure form.

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