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8020340 Information Skills and Sources in Educational Sciences for International Students, 1 Cp 
Code 8020340  Validity 01.08.2011 -
Name Information Skills and Sources in Educational Sciences for International Students  Abbreviation ISS EDU 
Credits1 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeGeneral Studies Subject0141 Education 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Library (J,K,S) 

Marja Aho 

Learning outcomes 

Students learn the most important subject-spesific scholarly information sources and basic skills in systematic information retrieval


- The basics of scientific publishing and copyright

- Analysis of search topic and search query formulation

- Introduction to subject-specific databases and other sources of scholarly information

- Introduction to systematic information retrieval

Modes of study 

Tutorial 8 hours, independent study 19 hours.

Teaching methods 

Lecture (2 hours), training sessions (2+2+2 hours), personal assignment and report

Evaluation criteria 

0-5. ¬†Attendance on the lecture and all training sessions required. Acceptably written personal assignment and report on one�s own search topic.


Marja Aho


Autumn semester.

Further information 

Target group: Primarily for students of the international Master's Program in Educational Sciences in Joensuu Campus. Maximum number of participants is 25.


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
No teaching

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