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 +====== Course Description ======
 +
 +Introduction to the types and the use of multiple academic databases. The course involves discussions of the storage and structure of information recorded in databases; the use of search tactics and strategies to optimize use of databases; and the types of databases that exist, including disciplinary and multi-disciplinary,​ journal and ebook, as well as databases that hold intermediary information,​ data and working papers, and supplementary information,​ multimedia. The course also includes an introduction to the methodology of systematic literature reviews, where students apply established methods to document a reproducible and rigorous literature review.
 +
 +====== Course Objectives ======
 +
 +Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
 +
 +  - Understand the basic principles of document storage and description.
 +  - Become familiar with information retrieval principles and search strategies.
 +  - Become familiar with the types of databases that exist and their uses.
 +  - Employ the above objectives in order to create a systematic, rigorous, and reproducible review of the literature.
 +
 +====== Assignments ======
 +
 +  - Short papers, 4 - 6 pages
 +      - Compare and contrast document records from three similar databases
 +      - Compare and contrast document collections from three similar databases
 +      - Compare and contrast search tactics from three similar databases
 +      - Extensive description of selected database
 +  - Long papers, 10 - 12 pages
 +      - Systematic review
 +      - Bibliometric analysis
 +  - Summary reflection, 3 pages
 +      - Students document changes in information retrieval behavior as a result of the course
 +
 +====== Schedule ======
 +
 +  - Week 1: introduction
 +      - history
 +      - landscape
 +      - vendors
 +      - open access
 +  - Week 2: storage
 +      - records (document surrogates, metadata, &c.)
 +      - descriptors (thesauri, controlled vocabularies,​ &c.)
 +      - full text, multimedia
 +  - Week 3: indexes and abstracts
 +  - Week 4: info retrieval
 +      - precision/​recall,​ &c.
 +      - relevance
 +  - Week 5: info seeking:
 +      - search tactics
 +      - search strategies
 +      - codifying the search process
 +  - Week 6: online catalogs
 +      - InfoKat
 +      - WorldCat
 +      - Others
 +  - Week 7: bibliographic/​citation databases
 +      - Web of Science
 +      - Scopus
 +      - Google Scholar
 +  - Week 8: multi-disciplinary and multi-format databases
 +      - EBSCOhost Databases
 +      - Proquest Databases
 +      - LexisNexis Academic
 +  - Week 9: reference databases
 +  - Week 10: disciplinary databases
 +  - Week 11: government databases
 +  - Week 12: ebooks
 +  - Week 13: data repositories
 +      - data.gov
 +      - datacite.org
 +      - re3data.org
 +      - see also http://​www.nature.com/​sdata/​data-policies/​repositories)
 +  - Week 14: institutional/​subject repositories
 +      - OpenDOAR
 +      - ROAR (roar.eprints.org)
 +      - arXiv
 +      - SSRN, &c.
 +  - Week 15: digital libraries
 +      - dp.la, &c.
 +
 +===== Readings to be organized =====
 +
 +Khan, K. S., Kunz, R., Kleijnen, J., & Antes, G. (2003). Five steps to conducting a systematic review. //Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 96//(3), 118-121. http://​www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/​pmc/​articles/​PMC539417/​
 +
 +Notes from 8/4/2015 Meeting with Sarah Asher from the Office of eLearning:
 +
 +  - Review our new distance learning course development grant application process (http://​www.uky.edu/​elearning/​sites/​www.uky.edu.elearning/​files/​NEW%20DL%20Course.pdf) which contains a link to the
 +      - Cover Sheet (http://​www.uky.edu/​ukat/​sites/​www.uky.edu.ukat/​files/​ATProposalCoverSheetDLOnly.pdf) you will need to fill out (including the Chair’s signature, Cost Center Number, and Business Officer’s name and contact information) and send back to me.
 +      - Course Syllabus Requirements
 +          - For SACS (http://​www.uky.edu/​elearning/​development-resources/​sacs-syllabus-requirements)
 +              - I’ll send any suggestions in my syllabus review email
 +          - Learning Objectives
 +              - I’ll send any suggestions (if any) in my syllabus review email
 +          - Technology requirements - http://​www.uky.edu/​elearning/​technology/​technicalrequirements
 +      - Review Course Development Standards before/​during process: http://​www.uky.edu/​elearning/​development-resources/​course-development-standards
 +  - The URLs of the systems we discussed:
 +      - Canvas: https://​uk.instructure.com
 +      - Films on Demand: http://​www.uky.edu/​ukat/​elearning/​filmsondemand (you can create an account, if you wish)
 +      - Omni Music: http://​www.uky.edu/​elearning/​development-resources/​omnimusic
 +      - Distance Learning Library
 +          - Copyright - http://​www.uky.edu/​copyright
 +          - E-Reserves - http://​www.uky.edu/​elearning/​dlls/​ereserves
 +      - Faculty Media Depot - http://​www.uky.edu/​elearning/​Faculty-Media-Depot
  
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