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Library Knowledge Services (North)

Literature Searching Modules

The following e-learning modules aim to provide librarians with the knowledge, skills and examples to provide an effective literature search service. The modules are based upon the LIHNN Literature Searching MOOC After completing these modules you should be able to:

  • Identify key concepts from the user to focus the search request
  • Select appropriate resources and match them to the literature search request
  • Conduct a literature search using textwords and thesaurus terms
  • Identify techniques to refine the literature search
  • Present search results in a bibliography, summary or synthesis format
  • Evaluate the quality, performance and impact of the literature search
  • Present your evaluations to different audiences


Module 1 - Ask Module 2 - Scope Module 3 - Search
Module 4 - Refine Module 5 - Summarise Module 6 - Evaluate


When you have completed the modules of your choice please fill in the feedback form.

Updated 15 April 2020