Researcher Information Skills for Biosciences and Vet School
Duration 0.5 days
Training Points 1.0
Team UoN Libraries

To provide an overview of advanced search techniques and specialistinformation resources to improve literature searching activities in yourresearch area.

Learning outcomes       

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

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

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

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

  • 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 open accessresources

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

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


Teaching and Learning Support Librarians

NB: This course runs in Semester 1 only, if you would like to attend a Researcher Information Skills course please book onto the Researcher Information Skills for Science session.


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