94502 - Final Test Preparation Laboratory

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Alla fine del corso, lo studente ha acquisito le conoscenze basilari sulle fonti bibliografiche offerte dall’Ateneo, nonché da alcune organizzazioni internazionali, ed è in grado sia di ricercare sia di utilizzare le informazioni reperibili in tali fonti, così da poter impostare in maniera adeguata la preparazione alla prova scritta che conclude il suo percorso universitario.

Course contents

By the end of the course, students have acquired basic knowledge on the bibliographical sources afforded by the University of Bologna and by some international organizations. Students are also able both to search for and make use of the information available on such sources in order to effectively prepare themselves for the written exam at the end of their university career.

The course focuses on the following topics: library repertoires; online catalogues of books and scientific journals; documents search and retrieval; access to electronic resources; scholarly databases; introduction to the drafting of academic papers; the structure of papers; bibliographical citations according to the international standards.

The course is taught in presence.  The number of students allowed in class is determined on the basis of class capacity and by the health and safety provisions that deal with the pandemic emergency. Regardless of the health-related conditions and the specific organization of the course, students will be able to follow the lessons of the entire course remotely on MS TEAMS.


Students will work on sources (www.sba.unibo.it ) and materials delivered during the course.

Teaching methods

Lectures, practical training and class-room exercises.

Important: attendance is compulsory. To be admitted to the final exam of the course, students are required to attend (also online) at least 11 lessons out of fifteen.

Assessment methods

At the end of the course students having attended at least 70% of the whole course will enter a final exam requiring them: a) to devise a research question and the related keywords; b) to search for the relevant bibliographical references; b) to compile a pertinent bibliography according to  international standards.

Teaching tools

Personal computer and internet access for each student.

Office hours

See the website of Patrizia Pederzoli