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 courses 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 skills training courses offer your students the opportunity to learn information literacy skills independently and interactively. Allowing you to delve deeper into specific topics specific topics and skills that are important in your field during classes. 

The University Library currently offers three modules:

With the basic module, students learn to search for, access, manage, refer to and use scientific information. In the Historical sources module, students learn to identify which historical sources they need for their research and how to find and view them. The Systematically searching for literature module prepares students to set up and conduct a systematic review. 

The modules can be made in class or at home on an individual basis. The basic module is offered in Dutch and in English, the additional modules are currently only offered in English.


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 course, 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
Mail us to ask about the possibilities