Researcher Information Skills for Arts

Title:Researcher Information Skills for Arts

Duration:0.5 days
Training Units1.0

To provide an overview of advanced search techniques and specialist information resources to improve literature searching activities in your research area.

NB:  In Semester 1, this session will be delivered as part of the Arts Researcher Development Programme, see:  

Learning outcomes       

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • source key UoN resources, subject databases and specialist information within a discipline to employ a thorough literature search

  • construct effective search strategies using appropriate terminology and database functionality to facilitate retrieval of relevant literature

  • use alerting services to keep up to date with research in a specific discipline

  • employ critical skills to evaluate the authority, reliability and validity of published literature

  • navigate off-campus access routes to a range of eResources

  • appreciate the benefits of using and contributing to open access resources

  • identify relevant services which enable access to resources beyond the University to extend research

  • recognise the value of reference management software (RMS) to manage reading and enable effective and consistent referencing


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