Checking date: 19/06/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Information Skills
Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Business Administration (2018 Study Plan) (Plan: 409 - Estudio: 319)


Department assigned to the subject: Library and Information Sciences Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
At the completion of this course, students will: 1. Understand the importance of resource-based learning and research. 2. Be able to recognize information problems and develop effective strategies to solve them. 3. Be familiar with general and specialized information sources, and be able to determine their appropriateness for the task at hand. 4. Be able to determine the reliability and quality of information and its sources. 5. Have developed their information retrieval skills, as much as improved the precision and efficiency of their searches. 6. Be able to use information ethically, avoiding plagiarism, and following academic conventions and professional requirements.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Unit 1. WHERE TO FIND RELIABLE INFORMATION IN DIGITAL SOCIETY - Information overload and disinformation. - Information in Digital Society: risks and challenges. - Critical, reflective and proactive use of digital information. - Information sources: identification, selection and evaluation. - New spaces for interaction with knowledge. Social networks as a source of scientific information. Unit 2. RETRIEVAL AND ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION - Principles and strategies of an efficient information retrieval in the digital environment. - Knowledge and use of the main gateways and collections of general and specialized digital information sources. - Tools for the organization of information and reference management. Unit 3. ETHICAL USE OF INFORMATION - Ethics and intellectual property. - The academic work without plagiarism. - The creation and management of in-text citations and bibliographic references. - The presentation and organization of bibliographic references. - Tools for the automatic analysis of similarity and plagiarism prevention.
Learning activities and methodology
TEACHING IS FULL TAUGHT IN THE SYNCHRONOUS AND INTERACTIVE ONLINE MODALITY Acquisition of theoretical knowledge (1 ECTS), through lectures, teaching materials prepared by the teacher, online tutorials, specialized reading, and the student´s personal study, related to theoretical competences. Acquisition of practical skills and abilities (2 ECTS), through case-studies oriented to information seeking in web sources, analysis of these sources, evaluation of results, presentation and citation of content. These assignments will be in particular oriented on the acquisition and development of practical skills. The days and hours of tutorship sessions for each group will be available in the course space in Aula Global.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Bobish, Greg y Jacobson, Trudi (ed.). The Information Literacy User´s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook. Geneseo, NY: State University of New York at Geneseo, . 2014. Disponible en:
  • Pacios Lozano, Ana R. (coord.) . Técnicas de búsqueda y uso de la información. Madrid: Editorial Universitaria Ramón Areces,. 2013

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.