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* 1. Please tell us about yourself

* 2. Please tell us about your experience of Library Skills training

  Yes No Not aware of this service
Did you attend the IS Introduction to Library Skills sessions for new PhDs?
Did you attend the Referencing with EndNote session?
Have you used the Pathway2Information Web CT programme?

* 3. Please comment on the training. Was it useful? If you did not attend why was this e.g. at the wrong time, not thought to be relevant etc?

* 4. Which of the following library services for researchers have you used? (Please tick all that apply)

  Yes No Not aware of this service
Interlibrary loans
Sconul Research Extra scheme (to use and borrow from other libraries)
Contacted a subject librarian for help
Sent a query to a library online helpline

* 5. When searching for a specific article or journal where would you usually begin? (Please rank in order of most frequently used)

  1 2 3 4 5
Library catalogue (UNLOC)
eLibrary Gateway
Search engine (e.g.Google)
Personal bookmarks
Other

* 6. When searching for literature on your subject which of the following sources have you used? (Please tick all that apply)

  Frequently Occasionally Rarely Never
Library catalogue (UNLOC)
eLibrary Gateway
Web of Science
Medline
PubMed
SciFinder
Scopus
Compendex
Inspec
PsycInfo
Science Direct
Web search engine (e.g.Google)
Google Scholar
Other

* 7. Have you used services like the examples below to keep up to date with your subject? ( Please tick all that apply)

  Regularly Occasionally Rarely Never
Table of contents services from individual online journals
Science Direct table of contents
Zetoc table of contents service
Saved search on a database (e.g. Web of Science)
Citation alert service
RSS feeds

* 8. Have you used any of the following to share information with other researchers?

  Yes No Not aware of this service
Electronic Mailing Lists
Blogs
Twitter
Wikis
Del-ici-ous
Other

* 9. Have you used software to manage your references/pdfs?

  Yes No Not aware of this service
EndNote
EndNote Web
Reference Manager
BibTex
Papers (Mac)
Other

* 10. From your experience as a research student, is there any advice you would pass on to new PhD students to help them with information searching and management or anything you think the library should stress in their information skills training? Thanks for your help!

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