Information retrieval for PhD students

Information Retrieval for PhD students


The aim of the course “Information Retrieval for Ph.D. students” is to develop the participant´s information literacy, which will say, the ability to search, critically evaluate and use information during the process of writing the thesis.


The following main topics will be dealt with during the course:

Information Retrieval
Search Strategies
Information Sources (expert databases, general and subject-specific)
Scholarly Communication
Open Access
Research Data
BTH Research Policy
Reference Management
Systematic/Literature Reviews
Literature Monitoring
Internet and the Visible Researcher

The course is web-based with compulsory assignments and two compulsory lectures. Participants should independently find their way to an individual search and publishing strategy within their research area by finding and reading relevant literature, working with exercises, writing compulsory assignments and reviewing others. The course organization requires active participation.


Week: Every autumn, study period 2 (November-January)
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 13:00-15:00
Place: Zoom


To apply:
just send me an email with your name, institution, BTH acronym, personal code and the name of your PhD supervisor.

Application no later than last week in October.

Applications should be sent to Eva Norling,