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Graduate Information Literacy Skills



Unit 1: Research Resource Discovery

Unit 2: Ethics in Using Information  

Unit 3: Using the Web Effectively & Evaluating Research Resource Results

Unit 4:  Research Data Management   

Unit 5:  Managing Your Information With EndNote  

Unit 6: Publishing and Disseminating your Research

Next Dates:

CACSSS/Bus&Law  11-13 Nov 2019

SEFS/Med  10-12 February 2020 Fully Booked



Module Information

PG6009 Graduate Information Literacy Skills

Co-ordinator: Richard Bradfield, Learning & Teaching 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. 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 11-13 November 2019 (block delivery)
Science Engineering & Food Sciences and Medicine and Health 10-12 February 2020 (block delivery)


To register for 

CACSSS Nov 2019 please click here

 SEFS Feb 2020  Fully Booked

or contact:

Email:  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