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Tue 24 Oct 2017
14:00 - 15:30

Venue: Department of Engineering, Baker Building Board Room

Provided by: Department of Engineering


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DIV D RDC Information Skills 1A: Searching the Literature - Starting Your Search

Tue 24 Oct 2017


This session will help prepare you to begin your first literature review for your PhD. You will learn how to search for sources in your discipline, how to save your references and how to stay up to date. The following topics will be covered:

  • Literature searching
  • Strategies for finding what you need
  • Tools you can use
  • Techniques to help you search
  • Staying up to date with advances in your discipline
  • Using a reference manager to keep track of what you find

If you are already comfortable with these, you might consider taking Information Skills 1B instead, which covers troubleshooting searches when you get stuck, knowing when to stop searching, notetaking and critical reading.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. A handout for the session is available on Moodle if you would like to bring it with you, but it is not necessary.

Target audience

Engineering PhD students


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 24 Oct 2017   14:00 - 15:30 * 14:00 - 15:30 * Department of Engineering, Baker Building Board Room map Kirsten Lamb
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