Study module
YMEN1804 Scientific Information Retrieval, 2 ECTS cr.  
Code YMEN1804  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Scientific Information Retrieval  Abbreviation Scientific Info 
Credits 2 ECTS cr. Date of expiry  
TypeGeneral studies Subject0957 Research Methodology 
ClassCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingPass, Fail, Grades 1-5 
Recommended timing 
Organisation Faculty of Social Sciences 

Paula Kangasniemi 

General learning material of the study object:
Author Title Year Obligatory Availability
     Hirsjärvi, Sirkka   Tutki ja kirjoita   2007  - Availability


After completion of the course the student is able to
-  define information need
-  identify different information sources
-  design an effective information search, find search terms and combine them into meaningful search profile
-  carry out more systematic information searches for research purposes within their own discipline
-  evaluate search results critically and incorporate selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.


Use of several international scientific databases (Nelli portal, e-journals etc.), systematic information searches for research purposes within their own discipline, use of reference management system for example Refworks.


Lectures and exercises (9 h), final exercise, independent working.


Active and regular participation in class work, a passed final exercise.




2nd and 4th period.

Target Group 

The course is most useful for those at the early stages of their master's or doctoral thesis.


Information specialist Heidi Minkkinen.


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type ECTS cr. Teacher Schedule
Tieteellinen tiedonhankinta 4/2019  Virtual study  Paula Kangasniemi 
12.09.19thu 12.15-15.00
Reg. time is off.
Scientific Information Retrieval 2/2019  Virtual study  Paula Kangasniemi 
31.10.19thu 09.15-12.00
06.11.19wed 09.15-12.00
11.11.19mon 09.15-12.00
Reg. time is off.
Tieteellinen tiedonhankinta 5/2019  Virtual study  Paula Kangasniemi 
07.11.19thu 12.15-15.00

Upcoming exams
No exams.