Unit 1: Finding your feet as a researcher

R4: Skills for Researchers: the Basics

This session introduces doctoral students to the support available from LIS. We will demonstrate the LIS web pages, which provide access to research evidence within the university, online, and outside the library’s collections. We will also show the wide range of help available in the form of guides and workshops.

There will be a chance to start finding resources and set up a Refworks account.

Learning Outcomes

  • Begin to gain an understanding of where to find resources and develop your knowledge of the types of information available
  • Find out where to get help regarding information & skills needs
  • Be advised about the RefWorks reference management system

Facilitator: Learning and Information Services (LIS)


Date Time Venue Booking link
Tuesday 3rd October, 2023 2pm - 3.30pm Online Eventbrite Link
Monday 19th February, 2024 10am - 11.30am 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)