From research question to literature: Finding and using information resources for your PhD project

In this workshop we explore how you can find and manage scholarly information resources relevant for your PhD project at Vienna University and beyond. The focus will be on understanding academic information resources, on how to find them and on how to utilize them for your literature research.

PhD researchers will develop their information research skills and knowledge in order to search, find and manage academic information for their PhD projects more effectively and proficiently. They will have gained an insight into academic information resources relevant to their research topic and will have learnt and reflected on search and information management strategies in a process that will enhance their research competencies.

PhD researchers are asked to join the pre-workshop online communication on Moodle to establish what issues should be especially addressed in the workshop. The workshop itself is a mixture of teacher instruction, individual practice and the collaborative exploration of issues. PhD researchers from all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome.

A handout will be provided on Moodle.

Further reading:

  • Badke, W. (2014). Research strategies: Finding your way through the information fog. (5th ed.)
  • Bloomington, Ind.: iUniverse. Dunleavy, P. (2003). Authoring a PhD: How to plan, draft, write, & finish a doctoral thesis or dissertation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Mann, T. (2015). The Oxford guide to library research. How to find reliable information online and offline. (4th ed.) New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Rumsey, S. (Ed.) (2008). How to find information: A guide for researchers. (2nd ed.) Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Date & Registration

  • 22 April 2021, 10:30-12:00
    Location:This workshop will take place online via Moodle
    Registration: online 


Registration takes place exclusively online via U:Space. We are sorry, but we cannot consider e-mail registrations. Please, mind the registration deadline, which generally ends 3 weeks before start of a course. With your registration you commit yourself to participating in the whole workshop. Course material is sent to a participant's unet e-mail address and has to be taken along to the workshop.


Karin Lach

Karin Lach hat ihr Studium der Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Geschichte und Sozialkunde (Lehramt) an der Universität Wien abgeschlossen. Zudem hat Sie am Universitätslehrgang Library and Information Studies der Universität Wien teilgenommen. Karin Lach ist derzeit Bibliothekarin der Fachbereichsbibliothek Anglistik und Amerikanistik und hält seit einigen Jahren Kurse und Workshops zu Bibliotheksbenützung sowie zum Thema Fachrecherche und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten für AnglistInnen und AmerikanistInnen.