FASS502 Introduction to the Library and Literature Searching

Outline syllabus

This workshop will focus on the key Library services and resources available to research students including OneSearch – the Library’s discovery tool – and key bibliographic databases in Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities. Students will have the opportunity to practice using these resources and to execute scoping searches relating to their own research interests.

Aims and objectives

Education Aims 

To introduce participants to the techniques required to search the Library catalogue and other databases for relevant information

Learning Outcomes 

Participants should be able to understand and apply search techniques to: 

  • Find specific books or journal articles, in both print and digital formats
  • Find books or articles on a specific topic
  • Use bibliographic databases to find full text articles and citations

Timing and Location





Number of sessions:

1 x 2 hours

Timing and Location:

 Monday, week 2, 10.00-12.00, Bowland North A064 Computer Lab


Additional information

Minimum quota: 6