Literature searching training

Library Services' Research Skills Team offers a range of training and support for literature searching.

Literature Searching for Researchers online canvas course

Our self-enrol Literature Searching for Researchers Canvas course provides teaching on developing a search strategy, using that to undertake a literature search, keeping the resulting records of your search and offers tips and techniques to maximise effectiveness.

Literature Searching: hints and tips for researchers (workshop)

Workshop dates

Workshops will be held on the following dates. Please click the link on your preferred date to book your place via SuperSaas - you will need to register for a password if you are using this for the first time. 

Course description

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

More information 

This workshop and the Canvas course cover topics which primarily fall under descriptor A1: Information Literacy and Management of Vitae's Researcher Development Framework.


PGR research students and above.

Accessibility statement

Our workshops and online courses are designed to be inclusive, catering for a wide range of disabilities. We provide accessible documents and a live transcript for online workshops as standard. Accessing the Main Library Training Room in person.

Please contact if you have any additional support requirements, and we will be happy to provide assistance.

Further help

The Research Skills Team also offer one-to-one appointments and bespoke workshops.


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