Information Sources and Retrieval
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Infoallikad ja infootsing
Course title in English
Information Sources and Retrieval
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Knowledge on traditional and electronic national and international information sources, information seeking theory.
Acquiring practical skills for information retrieval.
Brief description of the course
The conception of documents, document classes, types and styles, their characteristics. Primary and secondary information sources.
The conception of bibliography, classes, means, the state system of national bibliography. The types of data carriers, selection principles. Library catalogues and card catalogues, databases, types and functions. Information seeking on Internet (search-engines, thematic catalogues, web-portal services, virtual libraries). Arranged and non-arranged resources, visible and invisible web. The principles of information resources and information strategy in traditional and electronic resources. Selection and evaluation of information resources. Citation.
Self-directed study is comprised of the term-paper compilation.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
Theoretical knowledge on the matter of different information resources.
Knowledge and skills for information seeking in the paper and electronic information recourses.
Knowledge and skills for information selection and evaluation.
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