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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

Oct 17, 2020

The course was very comprehensive and easy to understand. The instructors made sure that they are giving the information in a way that won't make me confused. Thank you so much for this great course!

Jun 13, 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 Maha Q

Apr 2, 2021

Some of the presenters, their pronunciation was not clear.

By Fati A

Feb 26, 2020

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

By Roene A P G

Nov 1, 2020

Please add more demonstrations. Please speak slower.

By Octavian D

Sep 2, 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 Elisabeth R

Oct 18, 2020

It was very helpful!

By Muhammad S H

Aug 23, 2020


By Ihtisham I P S N i G U

Jul 1, 2020

Great course

By Rado

Jul 3, 2018


By Maha A

Mar 4, 2021



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By Abdulazeez H A

Mar 30, 2020


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


Jan 3, 2021

If you have made it to pase your sophomore year in college, this course may offer little benefit aside from directing you to useful online reference sources.

By hala

Oct 3, 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 Тулебаева Б Т

Mar 30, 2021

Не могу слушая видео и читая перевод ответить на вопросы по 2 модулю.Сделано несколько попыток и все не верные,возможно ошибка?Я очень хочу завершить курс и получить оплачиваемый сертификат

Тулебаева Баян

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.