Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The student learns to systematically find information on a subject in their field using the various information sources offered by the Learning Centre and also learns to draw on these skills when working on their own final project. The student masters the conceptual analysis of information needs and formulation of keywords. The student is able to assess various information sources and their quality and is familiar with reference management tools.

Credits: 1

Schedule: 21.01.2021 - 16.02.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Eila Rämö

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Eila Rämö

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Emphasis of the training will be agreed based on the needs of each group, but for example the following subjects are covered during the course:

    • conceptual analysis of the student’s need for information

    • search techniques: a systematic information search process and strategies

    • key information sources of the student’s own field of science and subject, information structure

    • remote use of licensed materials

    • comprehensive retrieval of information on the student’s own research theme, analysis of the process and results

    • familiarising oneself with reference management and reference management tools and their use for producing scientific writing • assessing materials and the ethical grounds of information use

    • how to find and use images

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    12 hrs of contact teaching in computer classroom, independent exercises.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    12 h contact teaching, 15 hours independent exercises and application of acquired knowledge


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    slides, Mycourses, Libguides

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022: