Identifying different sources of scientific and technical information. Defining a need for information. Search, retrieval and filtering techniques of information. Strategies, approaches and tools to perform a literature review and to determine the technological state of the art. Techniques to optimize information search. Management methods (organize-find-monitor) for gathered and created information. Ethical and legal use and handling of information. Dissemination and valorisation of relevant information. Implementation of monitoring activities. Principles of critical analysis of a scientific article. Application to a research project.