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Library Skills Workshop

In the first month of the semester the College and Graduate School of Social Sciences will organise several library skills workshops in collaboration with the Information Specialists of the UvA library. We strongly recommend all students to participate. The workshop is offered in 3 groups of 25 students maximum to allow for active participation. More workshops will be organised if needed.

The Library Skills Workshop:

The workshop covers the use of the multifarious UvA library (online) resources and the efficient collection of bibliographic data in a mostly interactive way, with exercises and group discussions. Topics discussed in the workshop include:

  • Information about the UvA-Library
  • Search skills and strategies
  • Evaluating sources
  • Plagiarism
  • Citation software


Workshop dates and locations:

Monday 9 September 2019:

Group 1: 10:00-12:00, location REC H3.01

Monday 9 September 2019:

Group 2: 13:00-15:00, location REC H3.01

Tuesday 10 September 2019:

Group 3: 10:00-12:00, location REC JK3.03B

Directions to building REC H


  • Two (working) days before the workshop date. For example: for the Monday workshops the deadline to apply is the Friday before.
  • You can sign up for a workshop through the online application form below.
  • One day in advance you will receive a reminder of enrolment.