Researcher Information Skills for Arts
Duration Online
Training Points 1.0
Team UoN Libraries

This is an online course delivered by the Researcher Academy for delegates from the Faculty of Arts

Aim: 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: https://training.nottingham.ac.uk/cbs-notts/Guests/GuestCourse.aspx?CourseRef=AGCE1B&dates=  

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

Tutors

Teaching and Learning Support Librarians

Pre-Requisites

Webinar Access Instructions 

This is an online session within Microsoft Teams. On the day of the session please use the link in this email to join the meeting. Please do not click the link in this email until the day of the session.  

You will need a headset or speakers for the webinar and we recommend that you join 10 minutes before the webinar is due to start so that you can test them. Please mute your microphone, switch off your webcam and open the chat box function as you join the Teams meeting. Any questions can be asked via the chat box. 

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