Information Exploration: Becoming a Savvy Scholar

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The MIT Libraries provide students with many tools for scholarly research. (Photo by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

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MIT Course Number

3.093

As Taught In

Fall 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Description

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


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