Literature searching: hints and tips for researchers


PGR research students and above.

Course description

  • Planning a search strategy
  • Keyword, free text and subject heading searching
  • Boolean and proximity operators
  • Managing your results

Course duration

2 hours

Course dates

Tuesday 4 February 2.00-4.00pm.  Main Library Training Room (4th Floor)

Monday 16 March.  10.00-12.00. Main Library Training Room (4th Floor)

Please note: all our workshops are subject to a minimum registration requirement. If this is not met the workshop will be cancelled and you will be offered a place on an alternate date.

Researchers with disabilities

Please contact if you have any support requirements resulting from a physical, sensory, or hidden disability, mental health, or a specific learning difficulty. We would be happy to provide assistance to ensure your time with us is enjoyable.

Further Resources

Resources in your subject area is available via LibGuides

Tips on literature searching available on Academic Skills Gateway

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