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CBS Library in the class room CBS Library instructional services Our focus is to help create information competent students.

We offer short introductions and instructional sessions tailored to the specific program profile and the requests you as a lecturer may have.

CBS Library, Copenhagen Business School, Solbjerg Plads 3, DK-2000 Frederiksberg


“All the new and exciting ideas are often published in the researchbased articles, indexed in the article databases provided by CBS. In our experience, students are not conversant with the use of the databases and we have greatly benefitted from library instructions at the outset of our individual courses�

Henrik Holt Larsen, professor, dr.merc. Human Resource Management

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Introductions

Program-specific courses

The introductions offer the students fundamental insights into CBS Library.

In the program-specific courses we take as our point of departure the immediate situation of the students, building on the concrete subjects and issues at hand.

We go over the library services as presented on www.cbs.dk and ecampus and offer a few central insights into information retrieval and ways of finding high-quality information. The introductions are brief and we recommend that they are integrated at the beginning of undergraduate and graduate programs.

Content is defined in close dialogue with the lecturer and can take the form of a case or focus on how to navigate specific sources (e.g. legal sources, market data or company information). Alternative themes might be the retrieval of academic literature, source criticism, correct reference management, and the practical use of tools provided by CBS Library We recommend that program-specific sessions are integrated into the lead-up to the first major assignment that requires some degree of unassisted information retrieval.

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In the HD programme we invite librarians into methodology classes to help make complex concepts and methods relevant and palpable.

Among other things CBS Library helps us demonstrate databases, present source criticism and identify work processes� Henrik Aage Sørensen, part-time lecturer and course coordinator for HD

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Your library – introduction to CBS Library

20 min

BSc 1st semester

MSc 1st semester

Content Introduction to CBS Library services. Presentation of central information retrieval systems.

Content Introduction to CBS Library services. Presentation of central information retrieval systems. The course will be sensitive to the fact that some students have completed their undergraduate training outside CBS.

Outcome The introduction helps to ensure that students, at an early stage, know of the library and understands the advantages to their general studies that use of the library has. The students will be aware of central library services and will benefit from an informed platform from where to start conducting information retrieval. Teaching method Lecture

Outcome The introduction helps to ensure that students, at an early stage, know of the library and understands the advantages to their graduate studies that use of the library has. The students will be aware of central library services and will benefit from an informed platform from where to start conducting information retrieval. Already at this point students will be introduced to services that help facilitate a successful master´s thesis process. Teaching method Lecture

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The students have been exposed to very competent instruction in information retrieval and source criticism from CBS librarians in the context of course workshops. After this they have had the opportunity to work independently with the retrieval of relevant and reliable information for use in their marketing analysis reports. It is obvious that the students have come to understand the importance of informed and critical information retrieval and have started to build their competences in this particular field�

Diana Storm, part-time lecturer IMK

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Smart information retrieval – program-specific courses

90 min

BSc 2nd-4th semester

MSc 1st – 2nd semester

Content Guidelines for setting up information retrieval strategies. In-depth introduction to the retrieval of academic literature.

Content If the students have been exposed to library instruction in the course of their undergraduate studies, this course will build on that. Guidelines for setting up information retrieval strategies. In-depth introduction to the retrieval of academic literature

Taking as our point of departure existing student needs we will go through the processes of retrieving various types of information, e.g. company profiles, industry and market data, or financial and legal information. In addition we will go into source criticism, touch upon reference management, and address the issue of plagiarism. Outcome • Familiarity with systematic information retrieval • Knowledge of selected databases and the type of information contained in these, e.g. key figures, financial reports, market statistics etc. • Knowledge of how to use quotations correctly and ethically and ability to assess the quality of various sources. We recommend That relevant examples and databases are selected in cooperation with the lecturer. Teaching method Lecture Duration 2 periods – or as agreed

Taking as our point of departure existing student needs we will go through the processes of retrieving various types of information, e.g. company profiles, industry and market data, or financial and legal information. In addition we will go into source criticism, touch upon reference management, and address the issue of plagiarism. Outcome • Familiarity with systematic information retrieval • Knowledge of selected databases and the type of information contained in these, e.g. key figures, financial reports, market statistics etc. • Knowledge of how to use quotations correctly and ethically and ability to assess the quality of various sources. We recommend That relevant examples and databases are selected in cooperation with the lecturer. Teaching method Lecture Duration 2 periods – or as agreed

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Getting a head start - 6 hints from the library

30 min

The bachelor´s assignment

The master´s thesis

Content We present a selection of services and tools, relevant for students embarking on their final bachelor´s assignment. Among the topics are reference management, literature alerts, and individual instructional sessions. Another focus is how to avoid plagiarism.

Content We present a selection of services and tools, relevant for students embarking on their final master´s thesis. Among the topics are reference management, literature alerts, and individual instructional sessions. Two other focus areas are how to avoid plagiarism and the theses portal StudentTheses@CBS.

Outcome The students will gain insights into relevant services and tools to support the process of completing their bachelor´s assignment.

Outcome The students will gain insights into relevant services and tools to support the process of completing their master´s thesis.

Teaching method Lecture Teaching method Lecture We recommend That this session is offered in combination with other activities pertaining to the bachelor´s assignment.

We recommend That this session is offered in combination with other activities pertaining to the master´s thesis, for instance in the context of a thesis seminar.

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RefWorks – keep track of your literature

90 min

MSc 4th semester Content In-depth instruction in the use of RefWorks, a reference management tool that can help keep track of the literature and sources used in written assignments. Outcome The students will find it easier to manage literature and sources and make correct references and bibliographies in a time-efficient way.

…all CBS-students should be offered to take this course, even 1st semester students who would be able to use the system all the way through their studies.” Brilliant”

Teaching method Lecture We recommend That instruction in RefWorks is collapsed with the course “Smart information retrieval” to enable the students to start collecting and organizing relevant literature well ahead of their theses.

…Great course, good and easy-to-understand intro to RefWorks” Statements from students who participated in a RefWorks course.

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Facts about the library in the class room • Every year about 2200 CBS-students are exposed to library instruction • The lectures take place on undergraduate, graduate, HD, as well as executive programs • Every year we partake in introductory sessions for about 3000 students.

Contact us to learn more about CBS Library instructional services Mette Bechmann, mb.lib@cbs.dk, 3815 3724 Librarian, Master of Adult Education ”In my experience students feel very enthusiastic and are well equipped to improve their results when presented with the battery of quality resources offered by the library.”

Joshua Kragh Bruhn, jkb.lib@cbs.dk, 3815 3725 Cand. phil., M.L.I.Sc. ” A frequent comment I hear is that students want skills to navigate the large quantities of information available. We respond to this need in close cooperation with lecturers.”

CBS Library, Copenhagen Business School, Solbjerg Plads 3, DK-2000 Frederiksberg

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CBS Library in the class room  

Learn how CBS Library participates in the teaching at CBS to help create information competent students.