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Thu 14 Mar 2019
13:00 - 14:00

CANCELLED

Provided by: Cambridge University Libraries


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Help! I Need To Find Stuff For My Project Now!

Thu 14 Mar 2019
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Description

This session equips participants with all the fundamental skills that they need to build and execute effective search strategies to locate and critically evaluate relevant materials for assignments, literature reviews, projects and other related research activities. The structure of the session with move through the processes of basic keyword generation, constructing search strings, understanding which resources to search, before finishing with developing critical evaluation skills to assess quality and relevance of found items.

Useful databases such as Scopus and Web of Science will be demonstrated as part of this session.

If this session is fully booked please join the waiting list - we will move venues if there is demand.

Target audience
  • All STEMM students
  • Other staff and students welcome
  • For further information please see our eligibility criteria
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 14 Mar   13:00 - 14:00 13:00 - 14:00 Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Betty and Gordon Moore Library, Pink Study Room map George Cronin
Objectives

Participants will be able to implement effective keyword generation and search string techniques into their research practice

Participants will be able to compare relevant databases and other resources to judge appropriateness to their individual research needs

Participants will be able to recognise the need for critical evaluation of resources when considering bias, timeliness, relevance and other such aspects

Format

Presentations, demonstrations

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