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Finding scientific information

When carrying out research, finding information is a phase to which one has to return several times during the research process. The acquisition of scientific information can be viewed as a process, starting from preparing for an information search and going on to implementing the search. After performing searches, the search results are evaluated to decide how appropriate they are, and efforts are made in order to obtain the most relevant documents for your research purposes.

This guide is intended to help you efficiently perform the various stages of finding scientific information. It presents practice, tools and ideas, starting with aids for finding information sources in different disciplines and extending as far as the tools for keeping up to date with your own research topic.

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