Unit 1: Research Resource Discovery
Unit 2: Using the web effectively and evaluating research resource results
Unit 3: Tracking down results and keeping up to date
Unit 4: Managing your information using EndNote
Unit 5: Ethics in using information
Unit 6: Publishing and disseminating your research
Unit 7: Using Archives and Special Collections for research in Ireland (optional)
Next Dates: CACSS/Business & Law - 13-16 November 2017
SEFS/Medicine - 12-15 February 2018
PG6009 Graduate Information Literacy Skills
Co-ordinator: Richard Bradfield, Liaison Librarian
To give postgraduate students an introduction to the principles and practice of Information Literacy, as applied to PhD research; to enable postgraduate students to audit and update their Information Literacy Skills by expanding and acquiring a portfolio of Information Literacy Skills; to develop those skills which will enhance the quality of their research and expand their career opportunities in our knowledge-based economy.
Students who register for the module will undertake a series of face-to-face sessions and work through an on-line set of course materials; for the award of 5 credits students must attend all core units and complete a short assessment on the relevance of what they have learned to their own research.
Develop effective strategies to locate and access relevant information
Target Audience: PhD & Research Masters
This module will be run separately for the relevant students in CACSSS, and SEFS and Medicine & Health
Duration: 20 hours
Credit Weighting: 5 credits
Proposed Start Date:
Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences 13-16 November 2017 (block delivery)
Science Engineering & Food Sciences and Medicine and Health 12-15 February 2018 (block delivery)
Students who do not register for the module may also access the on-line course at Infolit player and may find the material useful for their research.
To register for either the CACSSS or SEFS delivery please contact:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +353 (21) 490-3971
Places will be limited in the formal module so early application is advisable.
"It is a very good course. All researchers should do it." Comment from Nov 2017 student