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InfoSkills @ TiU

About the InfoSkills tutorials

The InfoSkills tutorials are 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.

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

In the academic year 2023-2024 all first-year and nearly all pre-master's students at our university are required to complete InfoSkills as part of their program.

Choose your tutorial

The 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, available from the last page of the tutorial.

    Keep the tutorial at hand!


Info for new TiU students

Is InfoSkills mandatory?
Yes. InfoSkills is mandatory for all freshmen and almost all premaster's students. The tutorials are embedded in the university curriculum. 

Is there an InfoSkills tutorial in Dutch?
No. InfoSkills is only available in English. A partial 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, where a test is ready for you.
  • 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 have depends on your program. Check the 'Take the test' page of your InfoSkills tutorial.

When can I take my test?
Date ranges/time slots during which the tests are open are also listed on the 'Take the test' pages. 

How long will it take me to complete InfoSkills?
Approximately 3-4 hours (test included).

Please note
Staff members at the library service desk can't answer questions about InfoSkills.