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: 09.01.2024 - 06.02.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Eila Rämö, Hannele Suhonen

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Emphasis of the training will be agreed based on the needs of the 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 for whole curriculum period:

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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    This course is for Bachelor's Programme in Design students only.

    Minimum amount of participants: 10. Maximum amount of participants: 42.

    Registration for Courses: Sisu.