Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015302002Access to Information Resources and Data PresentationElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to give the ability of finding knowledge by using library and internet sources and presenting research results scientifically to the students.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc.Prof. Dr. Özlem TUNCAY
Learning Outcomes
1Finding scientific publications rapidly by using different databases.
2Finding the right knowledge rapidly by using internet based search engines
3The ability to interpret and present scientific research
4The ability to search data by learning the search logic and operators.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Boolean logic and operators, internet search engines, meta search engines, scientific search engines, scientific databases, interpretation and presentation of experimens’ results.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Boolean logic and operators, the use of operators and their combinations in order to create search syntax in different subjects, wildcard and proximity operator concepts. Assisted practices.
2Common and differing features of internet search engines, data search in these search engines by using the Boolean logic and operators, especially in the field of agriculture. Assisted practices.
3Common and differing features of Meta search engines, scientific search engines, data search in these search engines by using the Booleand logic and operators, especially in the field of agricultureAssisted practices.
4Scientific Databases- Using EBSCO-Host for knowledge search, wildcards and proximity operators, displaying and saving search results, creating search alerts. Assisted practices.
5Scientific Databases- Using Web of Science for knowledge search, wildcards and proximity operators, displaying and saving search results, creating search alerts. Assisted practices.
6Using Science Direct for knowledge search, wildcards and proximity operators, displaying and saving search results, creating search and content alerts Assisted practices.
7Using Wiley Interscience for knowledge search, wildcards and proximity operators, displaying and saving search results, creating search and content alerts.Assisted practices.
8Mid-term examAssisted practices.
9Using Taylor and Francis for knowledge search, wildcards and proximity operators, displaying and saving search results, creating search and content alerts.Assisted practices.
10Using SpringerLINK - Kluwer Online for knowledge search, wildcards and proximity operators, displaying and saving search results, creating search and content alerts Assisted practices.
11Cahit Arf Information Center and use of Ulakbim databases. Assisted practices.
12The use of Highwire database. Assisted practices.
13Table and graphic presentations of statistical results of experiments. Assisted practices.
14Basic principles in interpretation and presentation of statistical results in scientific papers. Assisted practices.
15Presentation and discussion of projects.Presentation and discussion of projects.
16Final exam.
Recommended or Required Reading
Lecture notes are supplied by the lecturer
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14228
Tutorial14342
Project Preparation13030
Project Presentation133
Self Study14684
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)248
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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5
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8
LO1 5      
LO21       
LO3        
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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