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Information retrieval and use


Welcome to the information user's guide!

This guide was created by the information specialists of LUT Academic Library to replace the information literacy (IL) lecture, which is part of thesis seminars. The content and structure are based on LUT IL education practice and IL research performed at LUT University.

This guide focuses on problems that a thesis worker faces. However, it is useful for any researcher who searches and uses information. We suggest that at least first-time users proceed according the numbering. 

Chapter 1 clarifies the information literacy concept.

Chapter 2 guides the searcher to define proper information search questions at various stages of the research process in order to find answers to the research problem.

Chapter 3 deals with the different stages of searching starting from information retrieval and ending at information use.