Leiden University Libraries launch the Toolbox Finding Scholarly Information
The Toolbox helps you in gathering information for your paper or presentation but also to avoid plagiarism. Furthermore departments can integrate the Toolbox into their curriculum.
Can you easily find literature and other information for your paper? And how do you decide whether the information that you have found is reliable? Do you know the boundaries of citing and plagiarism?
The Toolbox offers all sorts of online course material for finding scholarly information and handling it. There are several modules which can be done independently:
Searching scholarly information: use a 5-step plan and profit from the handy hints for effective search terms.
Leiden Catalogue and the Digital Library: learn how to find digital and printed materials in Leiden University Libraries.
Judging the gathered information: read how to assess the reliability and quality of gathered information.
Using and citing: make your bibliography and avoid plagiarism.
Scholarly publishing: understand what it is that makes a publication scholarly and what constitutes the difference between a scholarly publication and a “regular” publication.
Would you like to know which parts of the Toolbox are useful to you? Do the entry-test (only in Dutch) and you will receive an advice.
Departments can also integrate the Toolbox into their curriculum. For this aim you can request and obtain a copy of the test module (entry-test and final test) in Blackboard. The learning goals and the test concepts fit the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education of the American ACRL.