The University of Southampton
Doctoral College

PGR Fest: Constructing Your Search Event

Constructing your search
Date:
13:00 - 14:00, 16 May 2017
Venue:
Hartley Library Conference Room, Highfield Campus
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For more information regarding this event, please email Dorothy Byatt at D.R.Byatt@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

A workshop looking at how to use some of the essential building blocks required to develop a good and efficient search.


This hour-long small group workshop uses a variety of teaching methods to show how using the correct syntax will improve the quality of the search results that you achieve.

Syntax refers to the rules that specify the correct combined sequence of symbols and letters you must use. They are not hard to understand and can be used when searching Delphis - our Discovery Portal – as well as the more traditional databases such as, Web of Science, Scopus and even Google.

You will learn how to build a search strategy using the correct Boolean operator. These are the commands AND, OR and NOT as well as when to use truncation, phrase searching and proximity commands appropriately. We will be not be using workstations just brain power and coloured paper!

Led by Research Engagement Librarians: Paula Sands, Victoria Fenerty, and Dorothy Byatt.

Please note: This event is open to postgraduate researchers at the University of Southampton only.

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