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LIBESIS Systematic Information Seeking, 1 ECTS [home page]

Open Science Centre

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General information

Home page: https://kirjasto.jyu.fi/finding-resources/library-curriculum#libesis-systematic-information-seeking
Begins - ends: 25.2.19 - 5.5.19
Registration period: 14.1.19 at 0:00 - 28.4.19 at 23:59
The registration may be cancelled before 5.5.2019 at 23:59.
Instructor(s): Information specialist Tiia Puputti (tiia.puputti@jyu.fi)
Credits: 1 ECTS cr.
Languages: language(s) of instruction: English; completion language(s): English
Registered: 8
Organisations:Career Services (URA), Network courses (NET), Open Science Centre (OSC), University of Jyväskylä (JYU)
Current events:

Please read the detailed study instructions (in Library Tutorial): https://koppa.jyu.fi/avoimet/kirjasto/en/library-tutorial/library-tutorial-as-a-course

Study environment: Moodle (link later)
Online meeting date will be announced later.


Learn how to find relevant scholarly information!

This online course provides you with necessary understanding of information seeking. This understanding is relevant both for academic work and also in the working life in expert positions. You'll learn for example how to do an information seeking plan that you can use later on in your studies.

Course material: Library Tutorial

  1. Defining the topic and finding search terms
  2. Finding sources
  3. Citing and managing references
Learning outcomes:

After completing the course the student

  • is familiar with the basics of systematic information seeking
  • is aware of how information seeking relates to the research process and of its significance in academic work
  • is able to conduct systematic information seeking in a way that is relevant to the research process
  • discerns the difference between everyday information and scientific information
  • is able to turn a research topic into concepts and concepts into search terms
  • knows how to create search statements
  • is familiar with the publication culture in their academic field
  • is able to locate and conduct searches using field-specific information sources
  • locates information sources on research methods and data
  • is capable of assessing and refining search results
  • is able to decide how to save references
  • understands how referencing is done appropriately and knows how to ethically use information in their work

The course is available for anybody, exchange students and degree students alike.

Completion mode:

To complete the course

  • study the course material Library Tutorial and
  • turn in an appropriately completed information seeking plan in Moodle.

You will find instructions in Moodle.


The course is available 25.2.–5.5.2019. This is an online course.

Course assignment has two parts: deadline for
Part A 7.4.
Part B 5.5.

Contact information:

Contact person: Tiia Puputti, tiia.puputti@jyu.fi

During the course, please use the Ask and give feedback -forms to contact the teacher.

Key words:

information seeking, information management, information seeking plan

Further information:

Students at the University of Jyväskylä can take the course as an elective course through Career Services.