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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Academic Information Seeking by University of Copenhagen

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85 reviews

About the Course

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...

Top reviews


Sep 11, 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!


Jun 14, 2020

This course has taught me a lot of techniques in searching information for my academic researches. Thank you to all people behind this, especially to the professors in this course!

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By Angel C

Sep 28, 2019

Excelente curso para aprender habilidades y buenas prácticas en los procesos de investigación

By Anna C M M

Jan 19, 2016

The reading material is not good (it' s even bad) , but the course videos are excellent.

By Francisco R

May 29, 2020

Great course, practical, specific, well documented and valuable. Congratulatios to all

By Monica F

Sep 07, 2017

It was a great course. I got to know tools that will help me improve my research.

By Mr U V

Jul 18, 2020

A very good course for a beginner who want to enter in to fields of research.


Apr 22, 2020

The course is very useful for educators, researchers and students as well.

By Liu Y

Apr 04, 2017

It is very useful by covering all related aspect in information seeking.

By Sichon L

Jun 07, 2016

Very useful for university students or people who new to research world


May 20, 2020

An essential tool-kit for anyone looking to make a career in Science.

By Elaine C

Feb 19, 2016

As an experienced researcher I learned a lot from doing this course

By Arturo B

Nov 07, 2016

Excellent, and important to investigation and intellectual working

By Muhammad A U B

Jul 17, 2020

Great course! I have learnt how to search for academically.

By Sajad S

May 28, 2016

This is a course that everyone need to pass it

By Natalia T

Apr 26, 2020

A very useful basic course for a researcher


Mar 16, 2020

It was really useful, thank you so much <3

By ayoub a

Feb 15, 2019

I want thank mu prof Mr,Farid / MR,Fettah

By Sarfraz J

Mar 14, 2016

Wonderful course on information seeking.

By Ilnur M

Jul 31, 2019

Overall – very helpful. I recommend it.

By chengwei

Dec 15, 2017

Very useful course, practical lecture

By Amra K

Mar 15, 2016

very informative and well organized.

By Dr V K M

May 09, 2020

Excellent course.. Great Learning

By Tania C R V

Sep 17, 2017

A very valuable set of resources!

By Olesia A

Apr 16, 2016

concise and stright to the point

By Nguyen P

May 17, 2020

very helpful course, thank you

By Sihle M

Jun 16, 2020

It Good and simple to learn