University of Leeds

Organisational Development and Professional Learning

Information Management

Library Workshops

  •  Search & Save: Information searching for PhD students

The first part of this workshop series focuses on gathering and managing literature for your PhD.  You will develop  effective strategies for planning, controlling and conducting a comprehensive literature search, be introduced to advanced techniques for literature searching, and uncover appropriate search tools for your subject area.  You will have the opportunity to explore EndNote as a tool for storing and managing references, and to learn how to use RSS feeds, publication alerts and Twitter to keep up-to-date with new research in your field.

The first part of this workshop series looked at gathering literature for your PhD, and storing it systematically.  This second interactive workshop will provide an opportunity to find out how to identify influential material from your literature search.  You will use measures in Web of Science and Scopus to identify journals with high impact factors, articles with large citation counts, and influential authors. The second part of the workshop looks at strategies for reading and note-taking.  There will be an opportunity to find out about different reading and note-taking techniques, and software that offers new ways of organising your thoughts.

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