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Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Learners taking this Course are
  • Librarians
  • Medical Doctors
  • Researchers
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Approx. 6 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

3 hours to complete

Preparing your search process

8 videos (Total 45 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
8 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
10 readings
Identify the learning targets in your curriculum10m
Recommended Reading Materials10m
Suggested Readings10m
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
1 practice exercise
End of Module 1 Quiz8m
1 hour to complete

Performing your searches

6 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 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
3 readings
Define literature types10m
Performing a cited reference search10m
Perform a building blocks search10m
1 practice exercise
End of Module 2 Quiz10m
1 hour to complete

Evaluating your search results

7 videos (Total 31 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
7 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 Jensen55s
5 readings
Respecting the copyright of others10m
Mendeley - Write ’n’ cite10m
Stop Plagiarism quiz10m
Create an overview of your literature10m
Special thanks10m
1 practice exercise
End of Module 3 Quiz8m
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Top reviews from Academic Information Seeking

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 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!



Birgitte Munk

Information Specialist
Copenhagen University Library

Thomas Skov Jensen

Information Consultant
Technical University of Denmark

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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