Information Exploration: Becoming a Savvy Scholar

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Fall 2006



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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.

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Donald Sadoway, Patty Barbera, and Angie Locknar. 3.093 Information Exploration: Becoming a Savvy Scholar. Fall 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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