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Are you a postgraduate student at UWTSD? These InfoSkills sessions introduce you to the services and resources available to support you during your studies.

Who is it aimed at? Level 7 and above

Duration: 45 mins

The aim of this session is to introduce postgraduate students to the basics of locating, saving and organising academically credible information by using the library catalogue, and to signpost additional services and support that are available to help with their studies.

 By the end of this session the student will be able to:

  • Confidently begin their search for academic information.
  • Understand the advantages of using the library catalogue.
  • Find printed books, eBooks and peer reviewed articles.
  • Save, organise and retrieve relevant information.
  • Be able to locate the referencing handbooks.
  • Be aware of the Sconul Access Scheme and Need More service.

Who is it aimed at? Level 7 and above

Duration: 45 mins.

The aim of this session is to expand postgraduate comprehension of the wider spectrum of information sources available, whilst improving their search, retrieval and analysis skills and highlighting the transferable skills they are developing.

By the end of this session students should be able to:

  • Formulate a wider search strategy.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the different levels of information available.
  • Understand how to access and search specialist databases.
  • Be able to critically analyse the they information they find.
  • Identify transferable skills they have learnt.

Handout: Building a search strategy 

Who is it aimed at? Postgraduate research students and research active staff.

Duration: 1 Hour

The aim of this session is to introduce researchers to the skills set they will need to conduct effective and impactful research, with reference to the Researcher Development Framework, and to demonstrate how library resources and support are integrated into that process.

By the end of this session the researcher will be able to: 

  • Confidently use library databases, journal articles and ebooks to support their research.
  • Be able to conduct effective critical evaluation of sources and maintain current awareness within their discipline.
  • Feel more confident in developing a research data management plan.
  • Have an understanding of Copyright compliance and how it relates to their work.
  • Understand the benefits of the Open Access agenda.
  • Know how to utilise online tools to track citations and monitor their research impact.