Information literacy education: University of Vaasa

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Please register for the following courses in Peppi:

OPIS0025 Searching for Scientific Information 1 (1 ECTS)

Time: The first autumn semester of the Master's Degree Programme.

Learning outcomes: Students learn to identify scientific information, find suitable sources and use information ethically. After completing the course, students will know the practices within the scientific community.

Content: During the course, students learn about library services and essential information resources for university studies. The objective of this course is to introduce general principles of information retrieval, basic search techniques as well as the characteristics and ethical use of scientific information.

Teaching methods: Obligatory introductory lecture (2 h) and online assignments.

Contact person: Information Specialist Pia-Maria Niemitalo,

OPIS0026 Searching for Scientific Information 2 (0-1 ECTS)

Time: The course should be taken simultaneously with the Research Seminar or Research Methodologies course or when the student is about to start writing his or her thesis. This course is obligatory for students attending most Bachelor and some Master programmes. Please see your study programme details for more information.

Prerequisites: OPIS0025 Information Skills 1 or OPIS0093 Tieteellinen tiedonhankinta 1.

Learning outcomes: After completing the course, students are able to evaluate information critically and analyse their information need conceptually. Students learn about databases within their field and are able to find essential sources by using advanced information search techniques. Students will also know how to use information ethically.

Contents: During the course, students learn about essential information sources within their own field and get to know efficient systematic information retrieval. Characteristics and ethical use of scientific information will be discussed.

Teaching methods: Obligatory lecture (2 h), online assignments

Contact person: Information Specialist Pia-Maria Niemitalo,

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