Effective searching for information: planning your search strategy - online session

Tuesday 27 April 2021, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Venue

Open to

Postgraduates, Staff, Undergraduates

Registration

Free to attend - registration required

Registration Info

Registration required

Event Details

This interactive online workshop is aimed at students, researchers and staff who wish to learn how to search for information effectively, perhaps for a dissertation or literature review...

This interactive online workshop is aimed at students, researchers and staff who wish to learn how to search for information effectively, perhaps for a dissertation or literature review.

Please note in advance of the workshop there is a requirement that you undertake some pre-workshop activities, that should take around 60 minutes to complete. This material will be shared on registering for the event.

Learning outcomes

  • Consider your information needs for a particular purpose​*
  • Use subject guides to discover what the Library has to offer ​
  • Formulate a search using keywords and Boolean operators ​
  • Construct a search in a relevant database​
  • Reflect on strategies you can use to improve your confidence and information skills

*This outcome is met though the pre-workshop activities

Feedback from previous workshops

The most useful thing I learned in this session... was the staging of a searh, from starting, refining, all the way to saving relevant results and exporting them.

I really liked the natural pace of everything - nothing felt forced

Speaker

Lesley English & Paul Newnham

Contact Details

Website

https://lancaster-uk.libcal.com/event/3713115