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Information retrieval and
scientific communication –
Global and local perspectives
PhD Course

SLU Uni...
Assignment:
Information retrieval and scientific communication Global and local perspectives
Develop knowledge of
factors ...
Partner
Makerere University Library
Professor Maria G. N. Musoke
We had a meeting in September in Uppsala
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the participants should have acquired lifelong information skills and knowl...
Content
search process, search strategies
international reference databases
e-journals, e-books, other resources
searching...
Tasks
1. Give a short presentation of your research field, your information
search experience and expectations of the cour...
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    1. 1. University Library Information retrieval and scientific communication – Global and local perspectives PhD Course SLU University Library
    2. 2. Assignment: Information retrieval and scientific communication Global and local perspectives Develop knowledge of factors affecting search information search processes scientific communication source criticism critical evaluation of publications See http://www.slu.se/en/international/slu-global/foodsecurity-initiative/20121/transferable-skill-courses/
    3. 3. Partner Makerere University Library Professor Maria G. N. Musoke We had a meeting in September in Uppsala
    4. 4. Learning outcomes After completing the course, the participants should have acquired lifelong information skills and knowledge. Specifically they will be able to: plan, perform and analyse search strategies, compare search tools within their research areas and critically evaluate search results understand the conditions and patterns of today´s scientific communication and publishing as well the use and limitations of bibliometric tools and methods use basic functions in a reference management software to create a collection of references relevant to their research topics [handle research materials in accordance with national and international laws, such as copyright, patent and intellectual property rights] -
    5. 5. Content search process, search strategies international reference databases e-journals, e-books, other resources searching the web, web tools for communication reading skills/critical and analytical reading reference management bibliometrics and bibliometric tools scientific communication, open access, strategic publishing [preservation and handling of research data copyright]
    6. 6. Tasks 1. Give a short presentation of your research field, your information search experience and expectations of the course. 2. Search task. Formulate a search strategy, try several databases, create alerts and save references in an EndNote Library. 3. Publication task. What factors determine how or where research results are published in your department? Ask your supervisor and/or colleagues within your research group which factors are most important.
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