Prof. Donald Sadoway
Patty Durisin Barbera
This freshman course explores the scientific publication cycle, primary vs. secondary sources, and online and in-print bibliographic databases; how to search, find, evaluate, and cite information; indexing and abstracting; using special resources (e.g. patents) and "grey literature" (e.g. technical reports and conference proceedings); conducting Web searches; and constructing literature reviews.
Sadoway, Donald, Patty Barbera, and Angie Locknar. 3.093 Information Exploration: Becoming a Savvy Scholar, Fall 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/materials-science-and-engineering/3-093-information-exploration-becoming-a-savvy-scholar-fall-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA