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8020300 Information skills and sources in Social Sciences for International Students, 1 Cp 
Code 8020300  Validity 01.01.2011 -
Name Information skills and sources in Social Sciences for International Students  Abbreviation ISS SOC 
Credits1 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeGeneral Studies Subject0000 Undefined 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
   
Organisation Library (J,K,S) 

Teachers
Name
Tapani Toivanen 

Description
Learning outcomes 

The student understands how scientific information is published in one's own discipline. The student recognises the most important book databases and journal article databases as well as other relevant academic information sources. The student is aware of advantages of open science.

The student can conceptually analyse her/his search topic, prepare search queries, perform searches, and evaluate the search results.

The student uses information resources ethically and legally. The student acknowledges the user rights and avoids plagiarism.

The student is accounted for similarities and differences of scientific and vocational information retrieval and sources.

 
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 

Independent study; Tutorial (Moodle), Assignments on student´s own topic (Moodle); Attending to virtual lecture(s) with searching demonstrations.

 
Teaching methods 

Web based learning: Tutorial and assignments on Moodle learning environment. Virtual lecture(s) with searching demonstrations.

 
Study materials 

Tutorial in Moodle

 
Evaluation criteria 

0 -5. Acceptably performed assignments on one's search topic.

 
Teachers 

Information specialist Tapani Toivanen, Joensuu Campus Library, tel. 0294 45 8355, tapani.toivanen@uef.fi

Information specialist Maarit Putous, Kuopio Campus Library, tel. 0294 45 8279, maarit.putous@uef.fi

 
Time 

Joensuu campus: Autumn semester 2021

Kuopio campus: Autumn semester 2021

 

 
Further information 

Language of this course is English. For Finnish-speaking students (which are not taking part in a Master's Degree Programme in English) the University Library organizes discipline-based web courses for information retireval.

 


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
Register Information skills and sources in Social Sciences for International Students  Web course  Tapani Toivanen  01.09.21 -31.12.21
Register K: Information skills and sources in Social Sciences for International Students  Web course  Maarit Putous  01.10.21 -10.12.21

Future exams
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