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

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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

GZ

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!

KR

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 MUHAMMED E W

Jul 19, 2017

Thank you so much for this great effort, It really helped me alot, i wish you more and more success , keep up the good work .

By Maria W O

Jan 12, 2016

Apart for some slightly confusing breaks in the sentences for some speakers, it was very good and relevant information.

By Paz C

Jun 24, 2016

Very informative and interesting. I find that the exercises did not contribute enough to understanding the material.

By Vinod V M

Mar 31, 2020

It is very precise. A background in library or information science may help to conceive things easily.

By Nick B

Jan 24, 2018

The course gives you some really good tools. No doubt it will help you structure your assignments.

By Hoang D

Jul 03, 2016

I have important knowledge and skill finding information through this couse.

By Surya K

Jun 03, 2020

Week 2 quiz was a little vague to answer precisely. Content was amazing!

By Vasanthawada S R S

May 08, 2020

This course is clear and is a first step for an aspiring researcher!

By Fati A

Feb 26, 2020

Very informative, especially for beginners a must do...

By Octavian D

Sep 02, 2016

Not too comprehensive, but an overall good course.

By Deleted A

May 24, 2016

Very useful and handy tips.

By Andrely H R

Sep 11, 2020

I learned a lot! Thank you

By Muhammad S H

Aug 24, 2020

Informative.

By Ihtisham I

Jul 01, 2020

Great course

By Rado

Jul 03, 2018

Helpful.

By AASTIK S

Jun 12, 2020

nice

By Abdulazeez H A

Mar 30, 2020

thx

By Jiri K

Apr 11, 2020

Quiz 2 was very difficult, even if I made notes from videos. Showing correct answers in quizzes´ feedback is missing. Examples of search query contain some mistakes (see discussion forum).

By Cherie

Jul 22, 2019

This is a very helpful lesson for beginners in academic field, it would be better if it can teach the students further tools and strategies in information seeking

By hala

Oct 03, 2017

too general, it might be more interesting if it is focused on specialties: for example seeking information for health professionals

By Y.R. S

Aug 23, 2017

Nice course. However - it is too basic

By Furkhan

Jun 29, 2016

Perfect guided course. The only handicap to me is the accent of the speaking English. I hardly understand what they are saying without subtitles.

Thx for your all precious effort.