Introduction Searchlight Reference


Searchlight Reference is the replacement of "STIP". This reference belongs to the online courses Searchlight Basic (link will follow) and Searchlight Advanced (link will follow). Searclight was developed by the AUAC Library to support students in the area of information skills. Searchlight can be used for all questions relating to searching, finding and using (scholarly and subject-oriented) information. STIP teaches you:

  • how to formulate an effective search query;
  • ways to think up accurate search terms;
  • how to find the right resources;
  • searching techniques and methods;
  • how to assess the information found;
  • how to correctly process this information.

Searchlight Reference consists of six modules. The Need to know sections contain information you really must comprehend. Occasionally, a reference to a section with additional information (Nice to know) will be provided. Use the mouseover to get short definitions of the dotted-underlined terms. Each module has a summary with a short quiz (Do I Know?) to test yourself.

You can complete Searchlight Reference module by module. Alternatively, use the Subject Guide to access one of the subjects covered separately.


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Amsterdam, may 2017