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Literature search

Three Takeaway Teaching plans for literature search and citation management

Literature search

Three teaching plans have been prepared for Literature search; they complement each other but can also be used individually.

The three teaching plans are:

1: Inspiration search – literature search before on you problem statement

The purpose of an inspiration search is to introduce the students to how they can use a literature search to gain inspiration for their choice of topic and problem statement in connection with an academic assignment.

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2: Systematic search – literature search after deciding on your problem statement.

The purpose of a systematic search is to introduce the students to how they can use a systematic literature search as a method to find relevant literature for their assignments.

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Video about the teaching plans: Inspiration search and Systematic search (in danish)

Both teaching plans are designed around a predetermined search strategy. The students start by testing the selected search strategy, searching for the selected words and concepts; they then test the strategy on topics and search words of their own choice.

3. Citation management - EndNote

The purpose of citation management is to teach the students how to set up EndNote and start using the program, which will help them manage their assignment citations correctly. Developed by Søren Elle, librarian at the Royal Danish Library.

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Video about the teaching plan: Citation management (in danish)

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