Using University of Suffolk databases and resources
This workshop introduced participants to advanced literature searching using relevant online databases. Participants were shown how to develop an effective search strategy using standard search techniques and database refine options.
By the end of the session students will:
The session will consist of a search strategy discussion, search demonstrations and practical work to enable participants can apply what they have learnt in the session.
University of Suffolk Information Literacies Framework
A. 1 Recognize the importance of using a comprehensive set of high quality, research-based resources.
A. 4 Decide which databases are most relevant to the student’s research.
A. 9 Develop in-depth search strategy on a wide range of information resources.
A.10 Use specialised information resources to retrieve information, where appropriate.
A.11 Assess the quantity and relevance of the search results in order to filter out irrelevant information and identify gaps.
A. 14 Select appropriate information from the range of results retrieved for the research topic.
A. 16 Keep a record of information searching activities.
Graduate Headstart Employability Mapping
1.1 Develop a strategy for using a range of skills to improve own learning and performance.
7.1 Reading, selecting, analysing and synthesising information from a range of sources.
2.1 Apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, consolidate, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding, and to initiate and carry out projects.
RDF (Researcher Development Framework)
A.1 Knowledge base
|Prerequisites:||Access to computer, login for MyUniversity of Suffolk. University of Suffolk username and password|
You may find the following online courses and tutorials useful.
If you are a health or nursing student then we have specialist information on literature searching for you. Find it here.