Call for Applications for the AGORA Online Course is now Open

AGORA Team is pleased to offer an online course for AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture), one of the four programmes of Research4Life
This online course is provided by the Partnerships and South-South Cooperation Division (DPS) at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) in collaboration with Research4Life and
 is entitled :  

AGORA:

Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture

Anyone working or studying in agricultural and related sciences can apply for the course. Priority is given to anyone from Research4Life eligible countries, Group A and Group B respectively.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM is open until 8 October 2017, Sunday 23:00 CEST.

The goal of this Course ...

... is to enhance agricultural research in developing countries by supporting access to peer-reviewed literature in the fields of food, agriculture, environmental science and related social sciences. It is designed specifically to serve the needs of researchers, academics, research officers, librarians, IT specialists, other practitioners and students.

The course aims to provide information about the fundamentals of information literacy competencies and develop necessary skills to access and effectively use AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) which is a collection of up to 6,500 key journals and up to 22,000 books to more than 3,000 institutions in more than 115 countries.

The Course targets ...

... researchers, academics, research officers, librarians, IT specialists, other practitioners and students from AGORA eligible institutions in eligible countries. Anyone working or studying in agricultural and related sciences can apply for the course. Priority is given to anyone from Research4Life eligible countries, Group A and Group B respectively.

The Course will run ...

... from 23 October to 5 November 2017. At the end of the course, participants attending the course will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate information sources, develop search strategy, familiarize with search techniques
  • Understand ethical considerations in academia, gain skills in citing and referencing

  • Obtain deep knowledge about institutional framework of AGORA and Research4Life programmes, registration process for AGORA and terms of use.

  • Access and search AGORA content effectively including browsing collections, applying advanced search techniques, using discovery service and bibliometric analytical tool.

For more information and other details, please see the Course web page.


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