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Postgraduate Research Student Library Skills: An introduction to literature searching and research data management

Venue: Online

The Birkbeck Library is a key resource for postgraduate researchers. In order to introduce you to the library and how it can support you at each stage of your PhD you are invited to attend this session on Library Support for Researchers.

Attending this session will provide you with valuable preparation for your PhD research and the library resources available to you as doctoral students. You will have the opportunity to speak with colleagues from the library and to ask questions.

Aims and objectives
This session is aimed at those just starting or early on in the research process and will:

  • Familiarise postgraduate research students with the library and how it can support you at each stage of the research process.
  • Provide you with skills in search strategy/literature searching.
  • Introduce you to Research Data Management (RDM).

    The session will be facilitated by:

Emma Illingworth, Subject Librarian (School of Science)
David McElroy, Research Data Support Manager

Research Development Framework areas:

Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities

A1 - Knowledge Base 

A2 - Cognitive Abilities

Domain B: Personal effectiveness

B1 – Personal Qualities

B2 – Self Management

Domain C: Research governance and organisation

C1 – Professional Conduct

Domain D: Communication, influence and impact

D2 – Communication and Dissemination

D3 – Engagement and Impact

Contact name:

  • Miss Emma Illingworth
  • Mr David Mcelroy