Information literacy skills in education

As a lecturer you want to help your students carry out efficient searches for scientific literature. The university library supports you in your teaching with, for example, training and guides on information skills.

Information literacy skills enable your students to find, evaluate and process scientific information. The library offers various tools in this field.


The online information literacy course Compass offers your students the opportunity to learn the basics of information skills independently and interactively. In your lectures you can then elaborate on specific subjects and skills that are important in your field. Your students can take the training in class or at home on an individual basis. Because they obtain badges by successfully completing a module, you can check whether they have acually acquired the basic skills.


LibGuides are online guides offering extensive information about the search for and the careful use of scientific sources. You can refer your students to these guides to support them in (setting up) their research. Most LibGuides contain background information, some courses use training LibGuides.

Customised training and advice

Our subject specialists advise you on how to use information skills in education. That is why, in addition to the Compass training, we can support you in various ways. We offer for example:

  • tailor-made workshops for subject-specific search systems
  • Q&A sessions with library staff
  • customised presentations about searching literature for theses