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Course Searchlight

An Interactive Course to Finding Information

The online course Searchlight teaches you smart and effective ways to find information for your research. The course is offered on beginners and advanced level. You can also find a separate APA module that covers everything from references, citations, paraphrasing, and bibliographies according to the APA method.

AUAS students and lecturers

The Searchlight online course has been included in Brightspace. Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) students can take the course there.

See the schedule to find out which course is suitable for you:





Searchlight Basic

First-year students

Teaches students to effectively find information. Covers subjects such as thinking up search terms, using internet sources and databases, and evaluating the quality of information.

1 hour

Searchlight Advanced

Second-year students or higher

Covers subjects such as formulating key questions, subsidiary questions, finding relevant information for your particular research, and assessing the quality of scholarly publications.

1 hour

Searchlight APA


Covers subjects such as in-text citations, the difference between citing and paraphrasing, and making a bibliography.

45 minutes

Searchlight Leidraad Everyone

According to the 'Leidraad voor juridische auteurs' (Guidelines for legal authors) you learn:

  • how to make a reference to your source in the text itself or in a footnote;
  • the difference between citing and paraphrasing ;
  • when and how to make a reading list.
45 minutes

Reference material for the Searchlight courses

Reference material is available for the Searchlight courses. This information can be found in a separate online environment. Open Searchlight Reference in a new window .

Not affiliated with AUAS?

If you are you not affiliated with AUAS, but still interested in the Searchlight course, we would like to refer you to Wikiwijs. The AUAS Library uses this platform to offer information and course material to a wider audience wherever possible. Select the desired course module:

Published by  HvA Library 9 June 2022