LIB1THP Introduction to Information Seeking (1 cr)
The course provides the students with necessary understanding of information seeking that is relevant both for academic work and also in the working life in expert positions. The students learn for example how to do an information seeking plan that they can use later on in their studies.
To complete the course the student is required to study the course material and to turn in an appropriately completed information seeking plan.
Guide for the online course: https://koppa.jyu.fi/avoimet/kirjasto/kirjastotuutori/ohjeet-kurssin-suorittamiseen
Assessment for the course: pass-fail.
To get a passing grade, the student is required to turn in an appropriately completed Information seeking plan.
– is familiar with the basics of systematic information seeking
– is aware of how information seeking relates to the research process and of its significance in academic work
– is able to conduct systematic information seeking in a way that is relevant to the research process
– discerns the difference between everyday information and scientific information
– is able to turn a research topic into concepts and concepts into search terms
– knows how to create search statements
– is familiar with the publication culture in their academic field
– is able to locate and conduct searches using field-specific information sources
– locates information sources on research methods and data
– is capable of assessing and refining search results
– is able to decide how to save references
– understands how referencing is done appropriately and knows how to ethically use information in their work
Online course as an independent course or as a part of language and communication studies.
Recommended before the candidate seminar, also later e.g. new degree students in master's programmes.
Students in JSBE (School of Business and Economics) attend their own compulsory course in the autumn.
Other degree students at the University of Jyväskylä can take the course as an elective course through Career Services. The course is available several months during autumn and spring semesters.