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Information searching training: Studies in the curriculum

About information searching

Information searching in your studies and beyond

The ability to locate, search, and use information is one of the key competencies that you are expected to master as you graduate from Tampere Universities. Information searching skills are a central factor throughout your studies, and you will be able to develop and deepen your existing skills at various points during your studies. All information searching studies have been designed to support you, both in your studies and in working life as a part of lifelong learning.

Information searching is integrated into the curriculum.

Information searching studies integrated into courses

Studies at Tampere University

Tampere University Library offers information searching studies on all three campuses. See your campus below to read more on teaching in your subject.

Studies at Hervanta campus

Studies at Kauppi and city centre campus

Studies at TAMK

Information searching studies at TAMK are part of the curriculum.

Read more in your curriculum

Information searching studies

Information searching studies is integrated into the curriculum at  various points in your studies.

You can find the general content of  the teaching below:

First-year students

  • Library resources supporting studies, remote access 
  • Basics of information searching 
  • Ethical use of information and basics of reference management 
  • Open science as a concept 
  • Information literacy and information searching skills as study skills.

Bachelor's degree students

  • Understanding the information searching process, information searching plan 
  • The most important Finnish and international sources of information of their field 
  • The techniques and strategies of information seeking 
  • Evaluating the search results 
  • Open access materials as part of the thesis (certain fields of study) 
  • Basics of good scientific practice and ethical conduct 

New  students in international master's degree programmes

  • Library services
  • Basics of information retrieval 
  • Locating printed and electronic resources at the library, remote access
  • How to use information ethically (citing, avoiding plagiarism)
  • Open science and research

Master's degree students

  • Systematic information retrieval in master’s studies: parsing your topic, applying a search strategy, using a search diary, literature review
  • Field-specific information sources
  • Evaluating information sources, following citations
  • Ethical use of information in your thesis
  • The advantages of open access publishing for your studies, data management