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Smart Searching: How to Use Databases

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
2:00pm - 2:45pm
  Postgraduates     Undergraduates  
  Smart Searching & Database Utilisation  

Course Description:

This in an online workshop aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to learn more about how to select appropriate databases to search for information effectively. In this workshop, you will learn about how to find related materials for your course assignments and essays by using library databases. The following topics will be covered:

  1. The introduction to ‘databases'

  2. Preparations for your search -- identify information needs, determine the search types & select an appropriate database

  3. Basic searching skills

  4. Knowledge of XJTLU Library databases

  5. Other library services which may help


This workshop will:

  1. Develop your understandings of your information needs

  2. Articulate the differences between library databases and Discover

  3. Select appropriate library databases to find information

  4. Formulate a search using keywords and subject terms

  5. Apply basic searching techniques to conduct an effective search

Please be Noted:

• This session will be delivered via BigBlueButton. 

• Before the start of the training, please log on ICE and join the session in advance (approximately 5-10 mins) by clicking this link.

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