3.093 Information Exploration: Becoming a Savvy Scholar

As taught in: Fall 2006

A student at a computer terminal in the library.

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

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Donald Sadoway
(Faculty Liaison)

Patty Durisin Barbera
(Assistant Instructor)

Angie Locknar

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.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .swf.