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Search skills for researchers

Search skills for researchers

By: INASP, published on June 13, 2014

Countries: Not specified

Tags: Research literature, Search,

Training Activity: Information literacy

This workshop provides for half-day training on online research literature identification and searching skills. As a result of this workshop, researchers will be better able to (efficiently) identify and use the most appropriate resources for their teaching and research needs. The workshops are such that librarians can modify them for their own situation.

This is a 3 hour workshop covering:

  • Resources available
  • Accessing and downloading content
  • Search skills
  • Evaluation of resources and results

The purpose of the workshop is to develop skills in finding and searching online research literature.  These materials can be used and adapted by librarians wishing to offer training within their institutions but could also be used for self-study.


  • to introduce participants to a range of electronic resources
  • to demonstrate the range of e-resources available in their country
  • to provide hands-on experience on using and accessing e-resources

By the end of the workshop, participants will have:

  • reviewed the electronic resources available in their country
  • identified core skills for e-resource use, e.g. effective searching and evaluation of search results

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