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Assist in developing search strategies to find relevant information
Provide guidance on how to conduct a preliminary search or literature review
Help develop effective search terms eg topic analysis, ways of identifying keywords, key authors and use of citations etc
Explain general evaluation criteria of sources eg currency, authority, bias.
Help identify a possible range of sources relevant to information needs, with the emphasis on quality sources such as:
Advise on use of eresources:
Advise on referencing and avoiding plagiarism:
Identify further sources of information and assistance:
The information librarians can also assist with information skills training sessions. While they will do their best to accommodate last minute requests for training sessions, lecturers should give adequate notice to allow full customisation of training to their requirements.
Information on relevant topics and forthcoming assignments will further help to ensure that sessions are tailored to their needs
Advising on choice of assignment topic or evaluating or modifying the content of an assignment
Providing content for assignments or undertaking database searches for students independent of their engagement in the process
Reviewing text or reference lists in order to advise about grammar, spelling, punctuation, style or layout. Some support in this area is available from the learning skills tutor.
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