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Unit 2: Starting your research

R3: Literature Searching for Researchers

 This workshop is for doctoral students who wish to enhance and update existing skills in literature searching and finding information. It will explain how to create and use effective search strategies, as well as covering tools to help you stay updated in your field of study, and ways of critically reviewing and evaluating the information and sources you find.

Learning Outcomes

-          To gain a better understanding of information requirements to underpin your research

-          To be able to create effective search strategies

-          To be able to use the features common to research databases.

-          To gain a knowledge of tools available to keep you updated in your field.

-          To critically review and evaluate information from a number of resources

Facilitator: Learning and Information Services (LIS)

Wednesday 15th November 2017 10 - 12pm MD111b, 1st Floor, Harrison Learning Centre
Wednesday 28th February 2018 10- 12pm MD111b, 1st Floor, Harrison Learning Centre

Vitae RDF descriptors addressed in this session are:

Knowledge and intellectual abilities (A)
This domain contains the knowledge and intellectual abilities needed to be able to carry out excellent research.

  • Knowledge base (A1)
  • Cognitive abilities (A2)

Personal effectiveness (B)
This domain contains the personal qualities, career and self-management skills required to take ownership for and control of professional development.

  • Self-management (B2)