COURSE - Information literacy skills, research strategies and sharing your findings

This course is intended as an introduction to using academic literature in young academic’s research. The scope is to introduce Ph.D. candidates to the principles and practice of Information Literacy as applied to research, develop those skills which will enhance the quality of their research output, expand their career opportunities in a knowledge-based society and create awareness of both quantitative and qualitative measurement tools. In a series of hands-on workshops, candidates will learn to build their research skills, improve their search strategy, and carry out a literature review.

February 2-3-4-7, 2022 – 10:30am-1:00pm

- Literature searching, citation searching and finding materials from Sapienza’s extensive online library using abstract and citation databases such as Scopus, Web of Science, and further subject specific resources, etc.
- Getting the most out of the Internet for research and comparing the advanced features of search engines such as Google Scholar, as well as specialist search engines. Finding conferences, dissertations, theses, e-theses, research and specialist publications, using EThOs, etc.
- Managing information and using bibliographic management software to manage and share information, e.g. EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero. Use these tools to cite references, compose a bibliography focusing on breadth, depth.
How to correctly acknowledge sources and avoid plagiarism and misconduct.

- Scholarly communication, peer review process, citation analysis, identifying highly ranked national and international journals using Scimago, JCR, Dimensions.
How to detect predatory journals.

- Open Access issues covering green and gold access, APC’s, funders’ requirements, copyright questions.

- Next steps, keeping up to date and building an online network to extend impact and a suitable web presence to support future work.

This training module will be in English.

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