Tools for literature searchingCode: LIB101 , Offered By: Research Study Skills
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 citation databases (such as Web of Science and Scopus) and subject-specific databases.
Researchers starting their literature review, and those who need to refresh their literature searching skills.
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
Participants will be able to:
use StarPlus, the Library search tool
use and compare multidisciplinary citation databases (Web of Science and Scopus)
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
Practical workshop with support from Library staff
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.
This session is also available as part of Fast Track - Literature search and reference management (LIB100) so if you have been to this workshop in the past you may not wish to attend.
Brenda Steel & Emily Stock
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