Workshops

VU University Library supports research and education with workshops to improve information literacy. Attending is free for students and staff of VU/VUmc and ACTA.

Workshop The smart way to find literature for your paper 
Are you looking for reliable academic literature for your paper, article, thesis or dissertation? Would you like to know which (online) sources you can access, such as databases and journals? If so, this workshop is for you.
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Marja Heijer, Master's student in History of Architecture, about this workshop: ‘This workshop has really opened up a world of possibilities for me. I no longer mind the idea of finding literature for my paper and my thesis as much as I did before' 



Workshop EndNote: create references and a bibliography easily

Save yourself a great deal of time and effort when writing your thesis by using EndNote. With a single click, you can ensure that citations and references are formatted exactly the way you want them.
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Workshop Endnote advanced: get more out of Endnote
Maximise the possibilities that Endnote offers! Based on a case study, you will be given the challenge of not only importing your references but managing them as well. Finally, you will follow an actual publication procedure in which your bibliography must comply with very specific standards.
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Workshop finding economic data for your paper

Are you looking for economic data for your paper, thesis or dissertation? This workshop, given in English, will teach you where to find the databases to which the VU Library subscribes and how to search their contents.
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workshop suleymanStudents about our workshops DATA
Suleyman Avzaly, Accountancy & Control Master’s student: ‘Now I know where to find databases with economic and financial data, how to use them and how to merge data from different sources.  The workshop was taught in a small group and one-on-one help was available.’
Kiethan Vijayabalan, Business Administration pre-Master’s student: ‘We’re about to start writing papers, so the information provided in this workshop was really useful. It was informative and yet practical at the same time. I liked how it took your through the data gathering and merging process step by step. The tip about how to access the databases from off-campus also came in handy! If you remember during the weekend that you have to hand something in on Monday, it will save you a lot of stress.’

Workshop Merging data using Stata
To do research, you will often need data from different sources. In this workshop you will learn how to use Stata to merge different data sets into a single data set that you can use for analysis.
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Workshop Merging data using Excel
To do research, you will often need data from different sources. In this workshop you will learn how to use Excel to merge different data sets into a single data set that you can use for analysis.
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Library Guides How to find and process literature
Both basic and advanced. The Library Guides are especially developed for use in the curriculum, but can also be taken independently.

Workshops on request 
You can ask the Library for more information on workshops-on-request and individual workshops: 
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* Workshops are also accessible to non-VU patrons. See list of costs of services.