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PG6009

Module Information

PG6009 Graduate Information Literacy Skills

Co-ordinator: Richard Bradfield, Liaison Librarian

Module Objective:
To give postgraduate students an introduction to the principles and practice of Information Literacy, as applied to PhD research; to enable postgraduate students to audit and update their Information Literacy Skills by expanding and acquiring a portfolio of Information Literacy Skills; to develop those skills which will enhance the quality of their research and expand their career opportunities in our knowledge-based economy.

Students who register for the module will undertake a series of face-to-face sessions and work through an on-line set of course materials; for the award of 5 credits students must attend all core units and complete a short assessment on the relevance of what they have learned to their own research. 

Students may take some or all of the available units for interest only (all if seeking credit). Students who do not register for the module may also access the on-line course at www.informationliteracy.ie and may find the material useful for their research.

Learning Outcomes:
Develop effective strategies to locate and access relevant information

  • Analyse and critically evaluate research findings (yours & others)
  • Demonstrate and apply a range of these skills as part of your wider research portfolio
  • Develop effective approaches to keep up to date with the latest research in your area
  • Manage your research information saving valuable time and effort
  • Identify the legal and ethical issues relating to the use of information
  • Publish and present information in an effective way
  • Justify the application of these information literacy skills to your specific research

Target Audience: PhD & Research Masters 
This module will be run separately for the relevant students in CACSSS, and SEFS and Medicine & Health

Duration: 20 hours

Credit Weighting: 5 credits 

Proposed Start Date:  
Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences 13-16 November 2017 (block delivery)
Science Engineering & Food Sciences and Medicine and Health 12-15 February 2018 (block delivery)

Registration:

Students who do not register for the module may also access the on-line course at http://booleweb.ucc.ie/infolit/ and may find the material useful for their research.

To register for either the CACSSS or SEFS delivery please contact:

r.bradfield@ucc.ie +353 21 4903971

Places will be limited in the formal module so early application is advisable.

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