Unit 2: Starting your research

R3 Skills for Researchers: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)



Date Time Venue Booking link
Monday 9th October, 2023 10am - 11.30am Online Eventbrite Link
Monday 27th November, 2023 2pm - 3.30pm Online Eventbrite Link
Thursday 25th January, 2024 10am - 11.30am Online Eventbrite Link
Monday 29th April, 2024 2pm - 3.30pm Online Eventbrite Link
Monday 24th June 2024 2pm - 3.30pm Online Eventbrite Link

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)