Student guide Faculty of Economics A.Y. 2010/11

Information literacy I
Aim of the course
The course builds upon the subject-matter and skillspresented in the Information Literacy I course, devoting special attention to methods of research using non-conventional tools.
Students will learn how to search for and use documents and data relating to specific market sectors,
including the use of international organisations as sources ofbusiness intelligence.
The course will include practical tutorial exercises.
1) Information about the national and international market sectors.
2) Statistical data.
There will be a written exam at the end of the course.
Reading list
Online lecture notes
Le statistiche economiche / Enrico Giovannini, Il mulino, 2006.ISBN: 88-15-11300-2
Distance students will additionally be required to study one of the following texts:
Grey, Duncan. Getting the buggers to find out : information skills and learning how to learn / Duncan Grey. Continuum. ISBN:  9780826499738.2008.
Strauss's Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians, Students, and Researchers, Second Edition, Libraries Unlimited; 2 edition,  2003. ISBN: 978-1563085208
The Skeptical Business Searcher: The Information Advisor's Guide to Evaluating Web Data, Sites, and Sources, Information Today, 2005. ISBN: 978-0910965668
Introduction to Online Market and Industry Research, South-Western Educational Pub, 2004, . ISBN: 978-0538726849
Additional reading references will be given at the start of the course