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InfoSkills @ TiU

About the InfoSkills tutorials

The InfoSkills tutorials were created by the university library to introduce incoming students to scholarly sources, effective search strategies, and key databases. There are seven tutorials in total, which are partly generic and partly targeted at the various programs taught at Tilburg University.

The InfoSkills tutorials are designed so that they can be integrated into a course or used for self-study by anyone interested in the basics of searching for scholarly information. The tutorials are available all year round.

In the academic year 2019-2020 nearly all first-year and pre-master's students at our university are required to complete InfoSkills as part of their program.

Choose your tutorial

All available InfoSkills tutorials are listed below. Go about as follows:

  1. Choose the tutorial for your school/program.
  2. Study the tutorial carefully.
  3. Take the InfoSkills test (keep the tutorial at hand).


Info for new TiU students

Is InfoSkills compulsory?
For the vast majority of first-year and pre-master's students it is! The tutorial is embedded in courses that are a part of the standard university curriculum. 

Is there also an InfoSkills tutorial in Dutch?
No. The tutorial is only available in English. An exception has been made for the programs Rechtswetenschappen and Bestuurskunde. 

What do I need to know about the test?

  • The InfoSkills test is an online test.
  • To be eligible to take the test you must be officially enrolled at Tilburg University. 
  • The last page of each tutorial includes a link to the test platform TestVision. That's where you take the test.
  • The test consists of 25 questions.
  • The maximum score is 64.
  • The passing score is 48.
  • You have several attempts on your test before its due date. The number of attempts you get depends on your program. Check your InfoSkills tutorial (last page).

When is the due date for the test?
The lecturer who teaches the course concerned will let you know. Due dates are also listed in the tutorials.

How long does InfoSkills take to complete?
Approximately 4-5 hours, including the test. 


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Please note: staff members at the library service desk can't answer questions about the InfoSkills tutorial and test.