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Finding and Managing Information: Generic Information Literacy and Management Skills for Postgraduate Researchers



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Heading, David 
Siminson, Nicola 
Purcell, Christine 
Pears, Richard 


A gap in the linking of information literacy skills and bibliographic software usage was identified in the postgraduate researcher cohort. While the provision was available, many researchers were not integrating the finding of research information and the management of that information using bibliographic software tools. This article describes the linking of these two areas in two courses presented to postgraduate researchers and analyses the feedback from those who attended. Overall, an overwhelmingly positive response was found. Most positively received was the software training, perceived as a ‘new’ skill, while information literacy skills were less well received, due mainly to the perception of those skills as already acquired.



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University of Cambridge

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