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8020390 Information skills in engineering, 1 Cp 
Code 8020390  Validity 01.01.2021 -
Name Information skills in engineering  Abbreviation TH TEK 
Credits1 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeGeneral Studies Subject0000 Undefined 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   GradingFail-Pass 
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Organisation Library (J,K,S) 

Marja Kuittinen 

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.


- The basics of scientific publishing and copyright
- Evaluation criteria of information sources
- Analysis of search topic, formulation of search queries and search strategy
- Basic use of subject-specific databases

Modes of study 

Accepted practical exercises.

Teaching methods 

Distance learning course. The course is carried out by getting acquainted with learning material in Moodle and doing practical exercises.

Study materials 

Included in the distance learning course.

Evaluation criteria 

Passed / Failed


Merja Kuittinen, Helena Jäntti


Fall term.

Offering data 

The course is offered during the second study period.

Key words 

information storage and retrieval; information systems; information services; databases; libraries; engineering; automation





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.

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