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LIB224: Literature Searching for Social Sciences (ONLINE) In-Person

Course availability

Open to all. Places are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.

Target group

Students and staff from the faculty of Social Sciences and Public Policy who require basic help, advice and support to improve their searching skills and knowledge when searching for literature.

King's username and password required for hands-on element.

Overall aim

The aim of this workshop is to introduce you to basic literature searching skills and direct you towards key SSPP based resources.

Key areas

It is anticipated that key areas covered in the workshop will include:

Planning and designing an effective search strategy; using Library Search to locate and access literature; identifying, accessing and using key SSPP and multidisciplinary databases; effective use of search techniques e.g. phrase searching, truncation whilst searching; Locating and accessing full text articles.

Preparatory work

We have created a suite of elearning material called KLaSS (King's Learning and Skills Service) to complement this session. Find it through your KEATS dashboard by searching for 'KLaSS - Finding Academic Material for Arts and Science Topics'.

Please also take some time to explore the Library Guide for the Faculty of SSPP: https://libguides.kcl.ac.uk/SocSci/


This session will be delivered using Microsoft Teams for online teaching, which you can access either through the web or via a downloadable app.


You will be sent an invitation containing the link to the specific Teams meeting the day before. If you register after this time you will be sent an invitation up to two hours before the workshop begins.


If after registering for the workshop you find you are unable to attend please cancel your place using the link you were sent. This will allow other students to sign up for this popular workshop.

Related LibGuide: Global Affairs and Social Sciences by King's College London Libraries & Collections

Friday, December 15, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
  LIB224: Literature Searching for Social Sciences  
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