Key Information

Tutor: Michael Gainsford and Elizabeth Killeen
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 creditMode of Delivery: MS Teams
Maximum Course Capacity: 20


There are no further sessions taking place this academic year. Course dates for 2024-25 will be available to book from late September.

This course gives an introduction to Imperial College London Library resources and information services designed specifically for first year research students. Key areas covered include:

  • How to locate and access information resources using the library search and other search tools
  • Specialist databases for different literature types
  • Accessing electronic journals including Open Access journals
  • How to get help and support from library staff
  • How to get materials from outside the Imperial collections

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the best sources of information for research needs
  • Employ effective search techniques.
  • Develop an ability to find the best quality information for your research.
  • Assess the quality of information they retrieve during your research.

How to Book

Please select a date and book on via Inkpath using your Imperial Single-Sign-On.