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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


Sep 10, 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!


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!

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By José J H

Dec 6, 2020

It is a very helpful course, if you are doing an investigation work it would be better,

By Francisco R

May 28, 2020

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

By Monica F

Sep 7, 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.

By Jan H

Dec 29, 2020

Excellent, well-structured and comprehensive, surely a source of reference


Apr 22, 2020

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

By Liu Y

Apr 4, 2017

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

By Sichon L

Jun 7, 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 Eugene K

Nov 7, 2021

G​ood explanations, right course logic. Thanks a lot to the authors!

By Claudia L V M

Feb 23, 2021

This was really helpful, I was able to organize all my information.

By Elaine C

Feb 19, 2016

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

By Arturo B

Nov 7, 2016

Excellent, and important to investigation and intellectual working


Oct 23, 2020

Very very very informative course! I learned a lot! Thank you !

By DR. V P P

Aug 5, 2020

The course is very helpful to the research scholars and tutors.

By Duryodhan P

Jul 28, 2021

very informative course must be useful for beginner researcher

By Muhammad A U B

Jul 17, 2020

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

By Oğuz Ç

Nov 20, 2020

As an academic librarian, I found the course very useful.


Mar 15, 2022

une trés interessante formation merci à toute l'équipe

By Zahid H Q

Nov 12, 2020

An excellent course, met all the course objectives.

By Francisco G

Sep 26, 2020

It was a wonderful experience. Thank you very much!

By Liezel J L

Oct 26, 2020

Thank you so much for all the lessons learned :)

By Wenxia Z

Dec 19, 2021

This course is very useful for essay search.


By Helene L

Aug 29, 2021

I found it very useful, helpful and beneficial.

By Sajad S

May 28, 2016

This is a course that everyone need to pass it