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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 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

By Natalia T

Apr 26, 2020

A very useful basic course for a researcher

By sagar n

Dec 30, 2022

very confident after finishing this course

By |Elif

Mar 16, 2020

It was really useful, thank you so much <3

By Jennet B

Sep 23, 2021

It is a must have course for eve student!

By Ali I E S

Oct 12, 2020

It was a big helpful cousre and thank you

By ayoub a

Feb 15, 2019

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

By Sarfraz K

Mar 14, 2016

Wonderful course on information seeking.

By Sayidomar Y S

Aug 10, 2022

covered the basics in persuasive manner


Nov 17, 2020

Wonderful experience

Excellent course

By Ilnur M

Jul 31, 2019

Overall – very helpful. I recommend it.

By Dr.Remya V

Apr 14, 2021

very helpful and informative

thank you

By chengwei

Dec 14, 2017

Very useful course, practical lecture

By Amra K

Mar 15, 2016

very informative and well organized.

By Zukhra S

Dec 18, 2020

It was very effective and helpful!

By Dr V K M

May 9, 2020

Excellent course.. Great Learning

By Tania R

Sep 16, 2017

A very valuable set of resources!

By Olesya A

Apr 16, 2016

concise and stright to the point

By Dhanya S T

Feb 9, 2021

Very Informative and essential

By Nguyen P

May 17, 2020

very helpful course, thank you

By Ntombikayise M

Nov 3, 2020

This course is very helpful!

By Saadah M A

Feb 26, 2021

Good luck thank you so much


Nov 12, 2020

What's an amazing knowledge

By Sihle M

Jun 16, 2020

It Good and simple to learn