Tools for literature searching

Code: LIB101 , Offered By: Research Study Skills

Description

This workshop introduces the literature searching tools provided by the University Library, and provides opportunities to use and evaluate them with support from Library staff.

Search tools included are StarPlus (the Library catalogue), multidisciplinary databases (such as Web of Science, Scopus and Dimensions) and subject-specific databases.

Recommended For

Researchers starting their literature review and those who need to refresh their literature searching skills.

Aims Objectives

The key aims of the training are to:

  • introduce literature search tools to help you find journal papers, books and other types of information for your research

  • provide opportunities to use and evaluate them

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • use StarPlus, the Library search tool

  • use and compare multidisciplinary databases (Web of Science, Scopus and Dimensions)

  • find and use specialist databases relevant to your subject area

  • evaluate the available databases to identify those that will be most useful for literature searching in your discipline

Teaching Methods

Practical workshop with support from Library staff

Assessments

There will be no formal assessment. We suggest you use the objectives and learning outcomes above to reflect on what you have learned in this session and record this in your DDP e-portfolio.


Other Information

If no workshops are available, you may wish to visit our online guidance on searching for information, and our support for literature reviews.  You can also contact your librarian for further support.

Staff Contact

Brenda Steel & Emily Stock  

Sessions

Tue, Oct 8th 2019, 10:00

Venue: Information Commons, Room: 3.02 (Computer Room Level 3)

Tutor: Brenda Steel and Emily Stock

Additional Information

The session will finish at 11.30
28 Places Available
Closing Date: October 7th, 2019

Thu, Nov 21st 2019, 10:00

Venue: Information Commons, Room: 3.02 (Computer Room Level 3)

Tutor: Brenda Steel and Emily Stock

Additional Information

The session will finish at 11.30
35 Places Available
Closing Date: November 20th, 2019

Mon, Feb 10th 2020, 10:00

Venue: Information Commons, Room: 3.02 (Computer Room Level 3)

Tutor: Brenda Steel and Emily Stock

Additional Information

The session will finish at 11.30
35 Places Available
Closing Date: February 9th, 2020

Tue, Mar 31st 2020, 10:00

Venue: Information Commons, Room: 3.02 (Computer Room Level 3)

Tutor: Brenda Steel and Emily Stock

Additional Information

The session will finish at 11.30
35 Places Available
Closing Date: March 30th, 2020

If none of the above sessions are suitable, you can add an expression of interest to your basket and you will be notified when any new sessions become available.

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