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Information Literacy: Start


This self study material will teach you Information Literacy.

The self study material is part of the course Introduction to University Studies, arranged for all first year students at Arcada University of Applied Sciences.

You find the assignments on the course page on ItsLearning.

What is Information Literacy all about?

Scroll down the presentation to see what this is all about (or open the presentation through the link):

Kontakt / Contact

Arcada, Biblioteket
Jan-Magnus Janssons plats 1
00560 Helsingfors

Telefon/Phone: 0207 699 690
Fax: 0207 699 622
E-post/E-mail: biblioteket(a)

You will learn:

  • how to search for information and literature for your university studies, e.g. course books or scientific articles
  • the difference between searching for information in Google and searching for information through scientific databases
  • tips on useful search techniques to improve your searches
  • how to critically evaluate the sources and information found
  • how to use and cite the information found according to established academic practice

Arcada Library


The reading room is open Mon-Fri 7 am - 9.45 pm

e-mail: biblioteket(at)


Read through the material and watch the tutorials on these pages, navigate through the upper navigation bar. Start with the self study material on Information Sources.

You find the assignments in Itslearning.

Contact the library in case you have questions!