Researcher Information Skills for Social Sciences
Duration 0.5 days
Training Points 1.0
Team UoN Libraries

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

NB The Spring workshop will be run for researchers in both Arts and Social Sciences.

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 beyondthe 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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