Using University of Suffolk databases and resources
Attendees at the workshop will be able to access information efficiently and effectively. Understand the different types of information available to them and the characteristics of each.
By the end of the session students will:
Be able to give examples of the services and support offered by Learning Services
Understand the nature and characteristics of different types of material, including:
Books, Journals (scholarly) and popular trade journals, Newspapers, Webpage
Know how the first point of access for University of Suffolk Libraries on the MyUniversity of Suffolk page
Be able to search for a book in Discovery
Be able to search for a journal article in Discovery, understand how filters can be applied to limit and refine searches
Be able to access the article once in the database, print, email or download
Clarify any problems, issues identified during the session
The session will include the following
In small groups match different characteristics to the type of material that you think it belongs to
Participants are given a title to search for from their reading list asked to find out the class number and how many copies there are by linking through to the record in Discovery
This workshop is mapped to the following employability and skills frameworks:
Information Literacies: B.1, B.3, B.4, B.5, B.6, B.8, B.9, B.10
Graduate Headstart: 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 7.1
More information about the frameworks that we use can be found here.
|Prerequisites:||Access to computer, login for MyUniversity of Suffolk, access to Discovery. University of Suffolk username and password|
You may find the following online courses and tutorials useful.
Knowing where to look (Short tutorial)
If you are a health or nursing student then we have specialist information on literature searching for you. Find it here.