• Need help researching academic resources for your major review?
  • Want to pick up new tips on using a range of academic databases and online resources?
  • Need advice on citing materials and structuring your bibliography?
  • Looking for statistical data for your research.

Why not book a place on MY592: Workshop on Information Literacy
This six week programme (part of the Methodology Institute’s Workshop series) is taught by the Library and Centre for Learning Technology. There are six 2 hour ‘hands on’ workshops which enable you to build up your research skills as we cover:

  • Literature searching, citation searching and finding materials using such databases as IBSS, Scopus, Web of Science, Econlit, etc.
  • Getting the most out of the internet for research
  • Managing information – citing references and using software to manage your information, e.g. EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley
  • Dealing with data – resources for data and how to use them
  • Finding newspaper, conference, theses, research and specialist publications
  • Next steps, keeping up to date, sharing your research and building a network.

MY592 is supported by a course in Moodle and all participants receive feedback on resources for their individual research topics. The course is ideal for first and second year PhD students.

This term the programme will start on Tuesday 6 November 10-12 in STC.S018 for 6 weeks. Further information is available at http://www2.lse.ac.uk/library/services/training/MY592.aspx and places can be booked on the LSE Training System.

Please email Library.Enquiries@lse.ac.uk if you have any queries about the course. It will run again in Lent and Summer term.