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Library Skills Support

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and locate library eResources and databases and know how they are organized so as to identify the range of information sources and formats available;

2. Recognize that the relevance of resources will vary depending on the needs and nature of the research;

3. Understand how to use effective search techniques, such as Boolean operators, truncation, field-specific and phrase searching in order to retrieve relevant results;

4. Know how to use filters to narrow, broaden, or modify a search based on initial search results;

5. Be aware of the functionality offered by databases in filtering, saving and citing results and personalization features to create alerts and stay up to date.

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Live demo (video) Transcript of live demo video (doc) Presentation slides - full page (pdf)
Podcast - What is a library database? (audio) Presentation slides - handout with notes (pdf)
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