Our friends at the AUT Library are offering some online workshops next month designed to help you succeed with searching and managing your literature.
New or returning PG students should check out Getting started with library research, on Tuesday 9 Nov 3-4.30pm. This session will give you a good understanding of the types of databases and/or search engines you may use when searching for different types of literature. You will discover essential library information for postgraduates such as how to use an ebook, order an interloan, or make an appointment with your Liaison Librarian.
If you’re starting to make serious moves on your literature review, try the new discipline-specific workshops on systematic literature searching. These will take you through a systematic literature search process: developing a search strategy, using different search techniques, and best practices for recording and managing results. You will have a chance to practise and ask questions; in fact, you’re encourage to bring a research question that you want to practise searching on in the workshop. Dates are:
- Systematically searching literature for business Thu 11 Nov 3-4.30pm
- Systematically searching literature for engineering and computer science engineering and computer science Thu 17 Nov 3-4.30pm
- Systematically searching literature for health research Mon 15 Nov 3-4.30pm (BOOKED OUT) and Thu 18 Nov 3-4.30pm
Last but not least, you’re invited to the EndNote for researchers workshop on Tue 30 Nov 3-4.30pm. If you’re new to EndNote, or perhaps just haven’t used it in awhile, this workshop will walk you through the software from installation, to creating citations, to backups.