Digital Information Sources


to Identify, access and characterize Digital Information Sources;
• to Determine the extent and effectively and efficiently access the necessary information
• to Critically evaluate information and Digital Information Sources by selecting the appropriate
• to Use individually or in a group the information necessary for a particular purpose
• to Manage (store, retrieve, apply) Digital Information Sources;
• to Use specialized software to manage bibliographic references;
• to Write texts using information obtained from Digital Information Sources.
• to Understand economic, legal and social aspects related to the use of information and Digital Information Sources,
using them in an ethical and legal way
• to Identify and reflect on ethical dilemmas raised by Digital Information Sources in the digital society

General characterization





Responsible teacher

João José de Carvalho Correia de Freitas


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 84

Teaching language



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Dmueller. (2015). Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Association of College & Research
Givens, M., Holdsworth, L., Mi, X., Rascoe, F., Valk, A., & Viars, K. E. (2020). Multimodal Information Literacy in
Higher Education: Critical Thinking, Technology, and Technical Skill. in Handbook of Research on Integrating
Digital Technology with Literacy Pedagogies (pp. 97–120). IGI Global.
Grillo, J., & Linderman, J. (2006). Ethics Decision Making and Information Technology: an Introduction with
Cases. McGraw-Hill.
Sample, A. (2020). Historical development of definitions of information literacy: A literature review of selected
resources. The Journal of Academic Librarianship.

Teaching method

Teaching methods will be diversified, adapted to the two main themes and involve:
• Theoretical-practical approach.
• Search, managing and using scientific information
• Discussion and critical analysis of texts and audiovisual material
The MOODLE platform will be used to support collaborative activities, availability of digital resources, etc.

Evaluation method

Assessment and Evaluation will comprise:
• Use of the MOODLE Platform, bibliographic management software and other digital resources
• Essay on Digital Information Sources, including both a scientifically written text and a and a critical and
descriptive memory of the process of its elaboration
• Oral presentation and discussion of one of the topics
• Presentation of a written paper on the same topic
• Classroom engagement
Demonstração da coerência das metodologias

Subject matter

1. The Digital Network revolution
2. “Cartography” of digital information sources
3. Search, Validation and Use of digital information sources
5. Scientific writing in the Digital Age
6. Intellectual property, licensing and plagiarism
4. Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
5. Cyber security and privacy


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