Researcher Information Skills for Social Sciences

Title:Researcher Information Skills for Social Sciences

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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
  • source key UoN resources, subject databases and specialistinformation within a discipline to employ a thorough literature search

  • construct effective search strategies using appropriateterminology and database functionality to facilitate retrieval of relevantliterature

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

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

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

  • appreciate the benefits of using and contributing to openaccess resources

  • identify relevant services which enable access to resourcesbeyond 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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