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IBS4010 – Introduction to information resources in Ibsen studies

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Course content

Some information resources are unique to Ibsen research (The International Ibsen Bibliography, The Ibsen Concordance, Ibsen’s manuscripts etc.), and Ibsen scholars should know about them and be able to use them.

The course gives a survey of these and other important digital and printed resources in Ibsen research, and instruction in the use of them. The course also introduces some other useful databases and reference works in the field of literary study.

Learning outcome

The students are expected to achieve a working knowledge of relevant resources in the study of Ibsen’s life and works and to obtain the practical skills of information retrieval. They are also expected to gain some insight into the critical evaluation of information e.g. on the Internet, and to learn to compile a bibliography. Introduction to Endnote.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

No formal requirements. Obligatory course in the Master’s Degree Programme Ibsen Studies.

Recommended previous knowledge

Basic computer skills.

Overlapping courses

No overlap.


The course will be taught as a two-week intensive course at the beginning of the semester. 14 hours off lectures and supervised exercises.

Minor assignments during the two week course will evaluate the students’ ability to use the information sources. In the final assignment the students will be asked to describe by means of which reference work/s they will answer specific questions.


Approved exercises, final obligatory classroom assignment (pass/fail). The students must write a reflective journal for their portfolio documenting their learning process (2-3 pages). Final obligatory classroom assignment, 2 hours (pass/fail).

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No examination support material is allowed.

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

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