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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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YKYY5 Basics of Information Seeking 2 ECTS

Learning outcomes

Students learn the basics of information seeking, the necessary skills in using the University library and finding information in the databases offered by the library, and are able to use the library services in their studies. After the course, students are able to seek for course books and literature on specific fields with the help of scientific bibliographies. Students are able to search for articles in Finnish and international publications, in the library’s collection of journals and in the electronic article databases.


-overview of scientific sources of information
-basics of scientific information seeking
-information retrieval methods: the basics
-the use of library services and publications needed in studies
-the basics of source evaluation and usage

Teaching methods

lecture, teaching in small groups, exercises

Modes of study



Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Belongs to following study modules

University Services
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
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School of Social Sciences and Humanities