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