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8020280 Information skills and sources in Science for International Students, 1 Cp 
Code 8020280  Validity 01.01.2011 -
Name Information skills and sources in Science for International Students  Abbreviation ISS SCI 
Credits1 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeGeneral Studies Subject0191 Science and Technology, 0490 Environmental Sciences, 0520 Physics 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
   
Organisation Library, Kuopio (K) 

Teachers
Name
Heikki Matti Laitinen 

Description
Learning outcomes 

The student understands how scientific information is published. The student knows how to access and systematically search scientific information sources, such as databases and electronic journals. The student familiarizes oneself with the principles of copyright and ethical use of information. The student is aware of advantages of open science.

 
Content 

- The basics of scientific publishing and copyright

- Analysis of search topic and search query formulation

- Introduction to databases and other sources of information

- Introduction to systematic searching techniques

 
Modes of study 

Tutorial 10 hours, independent study 17 hours

 
Teaching methods 

Lecture (2 hours)

Four hands-on training sessions (2+2+2+2 hours) in computer classroom

Personal assignment and report

 

 
Study materials 

Tutorial and personal assignment on Moodle

 
Evaluation criteria 

Grading: 0 (failed) - 5 (excellent). Attendance on the lecture and all hands-on training sessions required. Acceptably written personal assignment and report on student's own search topic.

 
Teachers 

Information specialist Heikki Laitinen, Kuopio Campus Library, tel. 0294 45 8191, heikki.laitinen@uef.fi

 
Time 

Kuopio campus: September 16 - September 20, 2019.

 
Key words 

information storage and retrieval; information systems; information services; databases; libraries; natural science disciplines; biological science disciplines; environmental health

 
Campus 

Kuopio

 
Further information 

Teaching language: English

 


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
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Registration ended K: Information skills and sources in Science for International Students  Lecture and exercise course  Heikki Matti Laitinen  16.09.19 -20.09.19

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