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This course is directed at students preparing to attend their Bachelor's or Master's seminars. It also suits the needs of anyone who wants to update their information literacy skills. The course will be held if there are at least four participants. For additional information please contact kouluttaja-lista[at]

You will learn how to find books and articles about specific subjects, e.g. for writing an essay: you will be able to define suitable search terms, identify ideal databases for your topic, perform searches in them and evaluate the retrieved data.

This course covers information seeking basics and focuses on helping you build an overview of research information resources.

  • Information Seeking: Identifying Information Needs and Constructing Search Phrases
  • Information Sources: Publication Types, Databases and Portals
  • Using Research Databases: Search Techniques, e.g. Boolean Operators and Wildcards
  • Reference Databases, e.g. Scopus, Web of Science, Medline, CAB and ProQuest
  • eBooks and Journals

Course includes guided exercises. Your registration will be confirmed by email.

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Taina Kettunen (taina.kettunen[at]