3.093 Information Exploration: Becoming a Savvy Scholar

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 OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features a set of Flash™ animation tutorials on conducting library research.

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.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

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

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Ms. Angie Locknar

Assistant Instructor:
Ms. Patty Durisin Barbera

Faculty Liaison:
Prof. Donald Sadoway

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
1 hour / session