课程信息
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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100% 在线课程

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
Clock

Approx. 5 hours to complete

建议:6 hours/week
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English

字幕:English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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3 hours to complete

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 videos (Total 45 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
1.2 Logging your Searches - Rune Kurdahl5m
1.3 Generating Search Terms - Peter Hald5m
1.4 Identifying Different Types of Material and Literature - Torben Jørgensen10m
1.5 Identifying Information Sources - Torben Jørgensen7m
1.6 Taking Advantage of Reference Management Tools - Thomas Skov Jensen5m
1.7 Creating a Mendeley Account - Pernille Seier2m
1.8 Adding documents and References to Mendeley - Pernille Seier5m
Reading10 readings
Identify the learning targets in your curriculum10m
Recommended Reading Materials10m
Suggested Readings10m
Dictionary10m
Download Work document and Log book10m
Fill out the Work document10m
Identify databases10m
Create a Mendeley account10m
Get full-text access to electronic resources via your academic library10m
Set up a folder10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
End of Module 1 Quiz8m

2

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

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 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
2.2 Doing a Random Search - Maria Ravnkilde Christensen3m
2.3 Making a Cited Reference Search - Peter Hald5m
2.4 Using Search Techniques - Birgitte Munk Kjærgaard9m
2.5 Performing a Building Blocks Search - Rune Kurdahl8m
2.6 Accessing the Full Text - Thomas Skov Jensen2m
Reading3 readings
Define literature types10m
Performing a cited reference search10m
Perform a building blocks search10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
End of Module 2 Quiz10m

3

Section
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1 hour to complete

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 videos (Total 31 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
3.2 Respecting Copyright - Peter Hald6m
3.3 Organising and Sharing in Mendeley - Pernille Seier4m
3.4 Write and Cite in Mendeley - Pernille Seier5m
3.5 Avoiding Plagiarism - Thomas Skov Jensen3m
3.6 Documenting your Search - Rune Kurdahl4m
3.7 Wrapping Up - Thomas Skov Jensen0m
Reading5 readings
Respecting the copyright of others10m
Mendeley - Write ’n’ cite10m
Stop Plagiarism quiz10m
Create an overview of your literature10m
Special thanks10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
End of Module 3 Quiz8m
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Top Reviews

By 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!

By YYJul 31st 2017

Amazing course full of very useful information! Can be used not only for academic search purposes, but also for any search process to receive more professional results.

Instructors

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Birgitte Munk

Information Specialist
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Thomas Skov Jensen

Information Consultant

About 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. ...

About 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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