Information literacy is the set of skills required to identify, retrieve, organize, and analyze information, to effectively complete research, and it’s a prevalent aspect of higher education. In fact, it is an essential lifelong qualification.
It includes a knowledge of the services available through a library, an understanding of the array of resources available, a knowledge of how information is organized and, through this, an understanding of the best means of finding it.
Through workshops, seminars, online participation and one-to-one consultations with a Librarian, you will be able to
Learn how to navigate in the Library: collection / resources / tools / services / search strategy.
Note: The content of the Instruction is the same with the ACWR101 Library Instruction – students can always refer to the ACWR101 LibGuide for brief information on various aspects of ACWR
Advanced research in a specific field of study.
Start your research with library resources.
Tips for searching Google Scholar, Google Scholar Metrics and exporting from search results to a Reference management tool (e.g. Endnote)
Information about the metrics used to evaluate a source’s performance in the sciences and social sciences. What are the most commonly-used metrics (e.g. Impact Factor, h-index). Modules and features within Google Scholar, the Web of Science, Scopus and Scival. What are the most researched topics currently?
Name disambiguation is common to people sharing similar data sets. In the case of researchers, this can diminish one’s visibility. ORCID & Publons are two very helpful tools to avoid this situation.
The most suitable Library resources for deciding on an open access journal when it comes to publish a paper. Discover where to look up a journal’s impact factor and article influence score and more.
A tool that makes sophisticated research simple and empowers users to capture customer, product, brand & employee experience insights in one place.
Statistical methods to analyse books, journals, articles, and other publications and the measuring of an author’s influence or impact in a specific research field.
Metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. They can showcase the attention and influence of your research on social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Mendeley, Blogs and Wikis.
Learn how to navigate in the Library
Use of Evidence-Based Medicine and Nursing Resources
Scope, content and layout of information systems, as well as effective approaches to information access from an information access system.
iThenticate is plagiarism detection software that is designed to be used by researchers to screen written work for originality. Koç University has campus-wide license to help faculty, staff and students ensure they properly cite previously published work. iThenticate is designed for use in the context of writing theses and dissertations, preparing manuscripts for publication in academic/professional journals, and submitting proposals for research funding.
Turnitin is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention service used by students and faculty that encourages best practices for using and citing other people’s written material. Koç University has campus-wide license to Turnitin (Turnitin.com) for unlimited submissions of student papers for plagiarism detection. Turnitin can be used within Blackboard, or at https://www.turnitin.com/
Do letters, diaries, photographs speak? Why not if you ask the right question? “If Sources Speak” workshop was prepared by Koç University Suna Kıraç Library which you will have the chance to meet with various primary sources such as letters, pictures, photographs, books and more in the library Join us on a journey through time to get to know library resources, learning how to put primary sources in historical context and what the source “means” for you to research and understand a topic.