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Course Detail

RD-LIB-013 - Let’s search it! : Discover High-quality Resources for Science and Engineering Research

Suitable for all new and early-career researchers, including PhD students and research staff, within the Faculty of Science & Engineering who are interested in exploring and developing their search skills and the scope of key resources within their area of research.


You will receive joining instructions via email 2 weeks in advance of the session and again 2 days in advance.

Let’s search it! provides a deeper exploration of some of the topics covered in Research it! Let’s search it! takes a more comprehensive look into the skills and resources which can be used for a successful (re)search experience.

This session will cover:
- How to plan a good search: the what, the how and why is it important to have road map to the outcome.
- How the Library Subject Guides can help you
- A guided hands-on exploration of the databases: Web of Science, Scopus and PubMed.
- What to do when you discover too much information or cannot find any
- How to use SCOPUS’ analysing tools to broaden your research, and find potential future collaborators
- How grey literature and open access material can help you in your research

This session is designed to be highly interactive and participant driven. If there are aspects of your interest in this subject that are not included in the session coverage shown above, please contact your Faculty Liaison Librarian, James Soderman ( and he will make every effort to incorporate them into the session.

James is also very happy to revise the session to be even more subject specific if there is an interest. Email James ( for more information.


Late arrival:
If you anticipate arriving late, please advise us as soon as possible. Please note that the instructor reserves the right to not admit any latecomers.

If you require any type of assistance, whether it is with mobility, visual and/or hearing, please let us know at so we can do our best to accommodate you.


Provided by: Library Services


Date: Tuesday 17 November 2020

Venue: Webinar, Online, Internet

Time: 10:00 - 12:00


  • Mr J Soderman