The Information Skills and Resources workshop programme runs each term and covers a range of areas covering finding, using and evaluating information for academic studies.
Literature searching This workshop explores literature searching principles, tips and techniques for finding academic journal literature for essays and literature reviews including devising appropriate search strategies.
Going beyond Google Web search engines have become our starting point for any information that we seek. In this workshop, students will examine the best techniques for searching the web for academic purposes and learn about evaluating the quality of the information found.
Keeping up to date with research explores the tools that will enable students to keep track of information and academic research as it is published through RSS feeds, email alerts, Twitter and other social networks.
Specialist information resources The programme includes workshops on resources for research such as data, news coverage, government publications and archival materials.
MY592: Information literacy - tools for research The Library and CLT offer a six week training course for PhD students for finding academic journal literature for essays and literature reviews including devising appropriate search strategies.
The Library's workshops are open to all but the Library does provide workshops specifically for staff and researchers.
Academic Support Librarians deliver specialist workshops as part of the Centre for Learning Technology Digital Literacy programme. Coverage includes information resources for teachings, copyright in teaching and research, research data management.
In addition to face to face workshops, the Library provides learning support in Moodle.
Library Companion for Students
Library Companion for Researchers
Library Companion for Data Users
Library Companion for Legal Research