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EndNote: PG6009

PG6009

 

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:   CACSSS/Bus&Law  13th - 16th November 2017

       SEFS/Med   12th - 15th February 2018

 

Online tutorial

             

Module Information

PG6009 Graduate Information Literacy Skills

Co-ordinator: Richard Bradfield, Liaison Librarian

Module Objective:
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. 

 

Learning Outcomes:
Develop effective strategies to locate and access relevant information

  • Analyse and critically evaluate research findings (yours & others)
  • Demonstrate and apply a range of these skills as part of your wider research portfolio
  • Develop effective approaches to keep up to date with the latest research in your area
  • Manage your research information saving valuable time and effort
  • Identify the legal and ethical issues relating to the use of information
  • Publish and present information in an effective way
  • Justify the application of these information literacy skills to your specific research

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)

Registration:

Students who do not register for the module may also access the on-line course at http://booleweb.ucc.ie/infolit/ and may find the material useful for their research.

To register for either the CACSSS or SEFS delivery please contact:

r.bradfield@ucc.ie +353 21 4903971

Places will be limited in the formal module so early application is advisable.

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