Teaching workshop

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The workshop has three main objectives: to present, first of all, tools and strategies to effectively carry out bibliography research in OPOC, in the digital library of Athens and online; to introduce the ways to correctly use the various techniques of bibliographic citation and the primary software formats dedicated to the management of bibliography citations (reference management software); Finally, to introduce the phases of the scientific communication process and to make known the main citation databases and the tools for evaluation, bibliometric or not, of scientific research.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the workshop, the student will have acquired the knowledge regarding the techniques of bibliographic research, the main elements and stages of scientific communication, the theoretical principles and citation models valid at international level and the characteristics and functioning of the most popular bibliometric indicators.
They will also acquire the ability to use some of the main reference management software, useful during the writing of the thesis or any other scientific work, in addition to citation databases and Google scholar.
These skills will be acquired through a direct and ongoing meeting with the instructor in the classroom; The discussion around the proposed sources will provide additional time of critical reflection and methodological learning as well as bibliographic acquisition. Individual work will also be of great importance, with reports assigned by the instructor and then discussed collectively.
Although attendance is strongly recommended, students unable to attend will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, investigate special readings proposed by the instructor to strengthen their knowledge, and of course contact the instructor.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Lectures will be delivered live with simultaneous streaming online.
On the course page on Ariel, students will be able to find all the information on the lectures and any changes to the programme and its related documents in case of lockdown.
The means and criteria for participation in the live lectures, which will need booking through a specific app, will be indicated on the University website.
Course syllabus
Techniques and tools for bibliographic research
Scientific communication. The citation: theoretical principles and basic citation models.
Structure of the Reference management software, bibliometric indicators, characteristics of citational databases and Google scholar
Exercises on Reference management software
Prerequisites for admission
No requirements
Teaching methods
Face to face laboratory with slide and practical exercises
Teaching Resources
· Fabio Venuda, La citazione bibliografica nei percorsi di ricerca, Milano, Unicopli, 2012
· Simona Turbanti, Strumenti di misurazione della ricerca: dai database citazionali alle metriche del web,
Milano, Editrice bibliografica, 2018
Assessment methods and Criteria
There will be exercises aimed at verifying the learning of the main contents covered during the Laboratory
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Turbanti Simona
Wednesday 14.30-17.30
Microsoft Teams classroom