YLI-52901 Information Literacy


Credits 1.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Group work0
Course coordinator(s)RM de Waal
Lecturer(s)VAM Toebes
RM de Waal
H Tonkes
Examiner(s)RM de Waal

Language of instruction:

NL and/or EN

Assumed knowledge on:

Please note that this course is taught as an integrated part of other existing courses that belong to a specific degree program. Only students with deficiencies in this area who cannot enroll in a course that has already integrated Information Literacy can take this course of 1 credit, in consultation with the course coordinator.


In this day and age scholars and other professionals have more information and information sources available than ever before. The problem no longer lies in the availability of data but rather in locating the right information for the right purposes without getting lost and losing too much time. This course helps you take full advantage of the available information by leading you into the world of scholarly communication and publishing.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course the students are expected to be able to:
- find their way in the Wageningen UR library and the library website;
- define the information sources relevant to their discipline and to their information need;
- use and apply (database specific) search techniques;
- set up structured search strategies and reflect on the information seeking process;
- manage retrieved information e.g. by using EndNote;
- critically evaluate found information and judge the quality of information;
- cite correctly, avoid plagiarism, and make reference lists;
- understand various aspects of publishing.


The course comprises of lectures, formative tests, tutorials and computer practicals.


Student performance will be assessed with an assignment. Students pass if their grade is 5.5 or higher


All course materials are available in Brightspace