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300002M Advanced Information Skills, 1 ECTS cr 
Code 300002M  Validity 01.08.2009 -
Name Advanced Information Skills  Abbreviation Advanced Inform 
Scope1 ECTS cr   
TypeOther Studies Discipline 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Science 

Klintrup, Outi-Mirjami 

ECTS Credits 

1 credit

Language of instruction 



Recommend to degree students who are working on their diploma/master’s thesis. The course unit is held once in the autumn and once in the spring semester.

Learning outcomes 

Students know the different phases of scientific information retrieval process and basic techniques of systematic information search. They will find the most important reference databases of their discipline and know how to evaluate information sources and search results.


Scientific information retrieval, evaluation of search results and information sources, information search on subject areas of diploma/master’s thesis.

Mode of delivery 

Blended teaching: lectures, web-based learning material and exercises in Optima environment, personal guidance

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 6-12h, self-study 20h, personal guidance 1h

Target group 

The course is optional for students of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Technology.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Parts from the following chapters of the Toolbox of Research:, target=_blank>

Assessment methods and criteria 

Passing the course requires participation in the lectures (6h) and personal guidance and successful completion of the course assignments.



Person responsible 

Science and Technology Library Tellus, tellustieto (at)

Working life cooperation 


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Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Advanced Information Skills  Course  Klintrup, Outi-Mirjami  28.10.21 -07.04.22

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