Workshop in Information Literacy: finding, managing and organising published research and data

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Miss Maria Bell R102

Maria Bell (Course Convenor), Academic Support Librarian; Dr Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor, Centre for Learning Technology; Clive Wilson, Academic Support Librarian.


This course is available on the MSc in Social Research Methods. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

First and second year research students and MSc Social Research Methods students.

Course content

MY592 is a six week programme of 2 hour workshops which aims to develop

students' research skills and introduce the essential sources and tools when

undertaking research, and the skills required to use them. It is run by the

Library and Centre for Learning Technology and is ideal for research students

undertaking an extensive literature search and review.

Students receive detailed advice on the most appropriate Library resources for

their research topics. Materials, online activities and assessment will be

available in Moodle to support the teaching.


24 hours of seminars in the MT. 24 hours of seminars in the LT.

Six two hour classes will be held weekly, and students are expected to attend all sessions in order to develop their information literacy skills. MY592 will run in both the Michaelmas and Lent terms and in the Summer term subject to demand. Dates and times will be advertised at the start of each term. Note that not all sessions will last for 2 hours but this will allow for individual contact time at the end of classes with class tutors.

If you only wish to attend an individual workshop, consult the Training classes offered by the Library and the Centre for Learning Technology on the LSE Training and Development System.

Places on the entire programme can be booked using the LSE Training and Development System.


This course is non-examinable.

Key facts

Department: Methodology

Total students 2015/16: 19

Average class size 2015/16: Unavailable

Value: Non-assessed

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