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Tue 24 Oct 2017
15:30 - 16:30

Venue: Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room

Provided by: Department of Engineering


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DIV B RDC Information Skills 1B Searching the Literature: Finishing Your Search

Tue 24 Oct 2017


This session will develop skills that will help you with your first literature review of your PhD. From a foundation of knowing how to search for academic sources, you will learn about what to do if your search isn’t working out well, when you can stop searching and how to quickly get information from the sources you find. The following topics will be covered:

  • Troubleshooting your search
  • Knowing when to stop searching
  • Using a reference manager
  • Note-taking techniques
  • Critical reading

If you haven’t done a literature search before or would like a refresher, you might consider taking Information Skills 1A instead, which covers how to search for sources using academic databases.

Please bring a laptop or other web-enabled device with you to the session. A handout for the session is available on Moodle if you would like to bring it with you, but it is not necessary.

Target audience

Engineering PhD students


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 24 Oct 2017   15:30 - 16:30 * 15:30 - 16:30 * Electrical Engineering, Seminar Room map Ryan Cronin
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