À propos de ce cours
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This course will introduce you to the basic elements of academic information seeking - we will explore the search process from defining a strategy to evaluating and documenting your search results. Attending the course will make you a proficient information seeker. You will learn how to carry out comprehensive literature searches based on your own research assignment. You will be guided through the various information seeking steps from selecting relevant search strategies and techniques to evaluating your search results, documenting your search process and citing your sources. Attending the course will enable you to: • Identify your information need • Evaluate databases and other information resources • Set up search strategies and use various search techniques • Formulate search strings based on your own research assignment • Identify relevant material types • Undertake critical evaluation of your sources • Search more efficiently on the internet • Avoid plagiarism • Cite correctly • Work with reference management • Document your search process The course is intended for undergraduate students but the lessons will be useful to anyone who is interested in becoming better at finding scientific information. There are no formal requirements for the course. The series consists of 21 lectures that are organized into three modules. The lectures include small assignments and quizzes (to check comprehension). The lectures will each touch upon a topic that is essential to the information seeking process. To get the most out of the lecture series, we recommend that you access the lectures while you are working on an academic paper. We also recommend that you watch the lectures in the order in which we have structured them. We recommend that you create and fill out a log book while attending the lectures. We have created a log book template that you can use during the course. The lecture series has been developed in collaboration between information specialists at University of Copenhagen and Technical University of Denmark...
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Week
1
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3 heures pour terminer

Preparing your search process

In Module 1, we focus on preparation. We explain how to use a log book to document your searches, provide ideas for generating search terms, introduce you to various types of literature, material and information resources, and to reference management....
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 45 min), 10 lectures, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
1.2 Logging your Searches - Rune Kurdahl5 min
1.3 Generating Search Terms - Peter Hald5 min
1.4 Identifying Different Types of Material and Literature - Torben Jørgensen10 min
1.5 Identifying Information Sources - Torben Jørgensen7 min
1.6 Taking Advantage of Reference Management Tools - Thomas Skov Jensen5 min
1.7 Creating a Mendeley Account - Pernille Seier2 min
1.8 Adding documents and References to Mendeley - Pernille Seier5 min
Reading10 lectures
Identify the learning targets in your curriculum10 min
Recommended Reading Materials10 min
Suggested Readings10 min
Dictionary10 min
Download Work document and Log book10 min
Fill out the Work document10 min
Identify databases10 min
Create a Mendeley account10 min
Get full-text access to electronic resources via your academic library10 min
Set up a folder10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
End of Module 1 Quiz8 min
Week
2
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1 heure pour terminer

Performing your searches

In module 2, you will learn to search for and find information. You will learn how to set up a search strategy and you will be introduced to various search methods and search techniques. ...
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 34 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
2.2 Doing a Random Search - Maria Ravnkilde Christensen3 min
2.3 Making a Cited Reference Search - Peter Hald5 min
2.4 Using Search Techniques - Birgitte Munk Kjærgaard9 min
2.5 Performing a Building Blocks Search - Rune Kurdahl8 min
2.6 Accessing the Full Text - Thomas Skov Jensen2 min
Reading3 lectures
Define literature types10 min
Performing a cited reference search10 min
Perform a building blocks search10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
End of Module 2 Quiz10 min
Week
3
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1 heure pour terminer

Evaluating your search results

In module 3, you will learn how to evaluate, use and document your search results. You will get tips on how to critically assess information, you will be introduced to concepts like copyright and plagiarism, and you will learn how to insert citations and bibliographies into your papers....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 31 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
3.2 Respecting Copyright - Peter Hald6 min
3.3 Organising and Sharing in Mendeley - Pernille Seier4 min
3.4 Write and Cite in Mendeley - Pernille Seier5 min
3.5 Avoiding Plagiarism - Thomas Skov Jensen3 min
3.6 Documenting your Search - Rune Kurdahl4 min
3.7 Wrapping Up - Thomas Skov Jensen min
Reading5 lectures
Respecting the copyright of others10 min
Mendeley - Write ’n’ cite10 min
Stop Plagiarism quiz10 min
Create an overview of your literature10 min
Special thanks10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
End of Module 3 Quiz8 min
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Meilleurs avis

par GZSep 11th 2017

A detailed review of one of the most important skills in academic research: information seeking. In particular, I enjoyed the tutorials on Mendeley and reference management tools. Highly recommended!

par PDFeb 14th 2018

Great Course for people who are new to research. This course provides an overview of the various components of the journey called research.\n\nThank you!

Enseignants

Birgitte Munk

Information Specialist
Copenhagen University Library

Thomas Skov Jensen

Information Consultant
Technical University of Denmark

À propos de University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479, and with over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and provide education to the highest academic level. Based in Denmark's capital city it is one of the top research institutions in Europe. ...

À propos de Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

DTU focuses on research in technical and natural sciences that contributes to the development of society. As an industrially orientated university, our goal is to supply high-level international research based on combining theory with constructing models and empirical methods....

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