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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 3.093 (Fall 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Information Exploration: Becoming a Savvy Scholar 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Materials Science and Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Ms. Angie Locknar

    Assistant Instructor:
    Ms. Patty Durisin Barbera

    Faculty Liaison:
    Prof. Donald Sadoway 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 3.093 Information Exploration: Becoming a Savvy Scholar

    Fall 2006

    Course Highlights

    This course features a set of Flash™ animation tutorials on conducting library research.

    Course Description

    This freshman course explores the scientific publication cycle, primary vs. secondary sources, and online and in-print bibliographic databases; how to search, find, evaluate, and cite information; indexing and abstracting; using special resources (e.g. patents) and "grey literature" (e.g. technical reports and conference proceedings); conducting Web searches; and constructing literature reviews.

    Special Features

    Technical Requirements

    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .swf.


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