Teaching workshop: Bibliographical Research and Electronic Resources for MA Students (C73). An Introduction

A.Y. 2020/2021
3
Max ECTS
20
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Fornire agli studenti della Laurea Magistrale che dovranno affrontare il lavoro di tesi: a) il necessario inquadramento teorico-metodologico su come impostare un lavoro di ricerca bibliografica e la tesi di laurea b) le conoscenze per un utilizzo mirato delle principali risorse informative online dedicate alle discipline linguistico-letterarie, tra cui rientrano anche competenze di base per la valutazione dei siti web c) dotare lo studente di competenze trasversali e strumenti pratici che possono essere spesi al fine di svolgere in modo efficace la propria ricerca bibliografica e, in senso più ampio, per operare una ricerca in rete per documentarsi su un qualsivoglia argomento con spirito critico d) le conoscenze sui principali strumenti a disposizione grazie alla Biblioteca Digitale UniMi e le più autorevoli risorse free online, sempre sul duplice fronte letteratura primaria e letteratura secondaria e) le conoscenze di base sulle forme e modalità di creazione e trasmissione della letteratura scientifica disciplinare, con speciale riferimento all'Open Access f) alcune indicazioni generali di base su come strutturare la bibliografia della tesi e sui principali stili citazionali.
Expected learning outcomes
Al termine delle lezioni i partecipanti potranno avere acquisito: - la consapevolezza della complessità dell'universo informativo online, con speciale riferimento agli ambiti disciplinari delle lingue e delle letterature straniere - un quadro sintetico delle nozioni teorico-metodologiche sottese a una ricerca bibliografica - le competenze specialistiche necessarie sui principali strumenti a disposizione sia via Biblioteca Digitale UniMI sia free - la capacità di condurre autonomamente una ricerca bibliografica mediante le risorse presentate e le competenze acquisite, anche attraverso le numerose esercitazioni.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
The lessons will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform (or Zoom) and can be followed synchronously
Course syllabus
-Research methodology, scientific literature, the world of libraries
-How to start an online bibliographical research: the new University catalogue "Minerva"
-Other tools for broadening an online bibliographical research: National, Italian and foreign collective catalogs; the National libraries sites as research portals
-The University of Milan Digital Library: the main specialist bibliographic databases in the literary and linguistic fields; the most important full-text databases; how to find and use ejournals and ebook;
-Online bibliographical research): evaluating websites, Open Access as a search tool, free specialized quality resources
-How to write the bibliography for the thesis: basic notions of citation styles and suggestions for setting up the final bibliography
Prerequisites for admission
No prerequisite is needed
Teaching methods
The course combines a theoretical and applied approach.
After a theoretical-methodological first part, the following lessons are dedicated to the presentation of the different online specialized resources. These lessons combine presentations given by the teacher with both analysis and practical activities, thus encouraging participation by students. This aspect is reinforced by the adoption of the completely synchronous mode.
Teaching Resources
a) Slides of the lessons produced by the teacher will be available on the course site (e.g. Ariel).
b) Other support materials will also be available such as online tutorials, an annotated bibliography on how to make a thesis, a selection of links to useful resources
Assessment methods and Criteria
Given the highly practical nature of the course, during the lessons will be assigned both short tasks and exercises on the online resources illustrated in class. In this way, students will be able to test their skills awareness.
At the end of the lessons, each participant will be assigned a personalized final test (the languages which students are studying will be taken into account). In this test students will be required to use both the mail online resources and also some specific resources particularly useful for the disciplinary field of the test. Students will be required also to draw up the relative bibliography citing mainly articles and essays. The aspects that will be considered will be the selection and types of resources used and the ability to identify the most suitable online resources in relation to the assigned theme etc. But above all, each student will be invited to self-assessment by making a comparison with what has been done as a final exam at the end of the three-year study course ("LT").
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Pavesi Anna Sonia
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