During this workshop, students will be introduced to specialized databases for discipline-specific research. Available resources will be introduced with a live demonstration of advanced search processes. Advanced search functionalities and strategies that enhance research will be explored. A hands-on component will follow, during which students will have the opportunity to research their topic with a librarian available to guide and provide feedback.
After this workshop, students will be able to:
- Identify the resources best suited to their research topic
- Recognize the value and purpose of different types of sources available at Humber and beyond
- Apply Boolean operators (e.g., AND, OR) with relevant keywords, subject terms, and search tools to build effective searches
- Identify relevant articles through bibliography mining and citation chaining
- Evaluate search results to select quality resources
Skill Type: Research
Delivery Method: In-class workshop
Ideal Audience: Students with research experience
Time Required: 60-75 minutes
Best Practice: This workshop requires an advanced assignment that involves in-depth research and/or specific types of information (e.g., literature reviews, specific resource/information requirements, capstone/thesis projects). Workshops will be tailored to the course subject, assignment topics, and required resource selections.
Technology Required: This is a hands-on workshop; a computer lab or student laptops are required.
Interested in booking a session? We invite you to reach out to your librarian.