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Videos: Information Literacy

How do you use Google Scholar? How do you find e-books? Watch the videos to get answers to these questions.

  • How do you use Google Scholar outside the UvA?

    You can use Google Scholar to directly access full-text articles from the digital collection of the UvA. This video shows you how you can set up this access.

  • How do you find e-journals?

    The UvA library has subscriptions to a great number of digital journals, or e-journals. This video will show you how you can find them.

  • How do you find citations?

    Web of Science and Scopus are databases which show you which articles refer to a specific publication. In this way you can find more publications on the same topic. This video explains how this works.

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  • How do you save references?

    Citation tools RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero let you automatically generate citations and bibliographies and will thus save you a lot of time. This video shows you how to use them.

  • How do you distinguish between different publication types?

    By making this differentiation you will know what type of literature you need for your research.  In this video you will see examples of handbook, a monograph, an edited book and a journal article.

  • How do you think up the right search terms?

    The search terms you use determine the number and quality of your search results. This video provides tips and tools to find good search terms.