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Searching together

Wed 19 May 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)


Searching together is an event for students to come together for a fixed amount of time and search for information for their coursework. The aim is to learn and carry out a search strategy on 3 key resources: Library Search; Library databases and Google Scholar, in an informal environment, helping you set aside some dedicated time to practice your search skills and connect with other students. It is a great way to make progress if you are trying to find quality information for your studies or pulling together your literature review for a dissertation.

To get the most out of this session you need to prepare by completing a pre-session task which will take you about 10 minutes. You can find the task and other details about the session here:

Whilst two hours doesn't sound like much, it is amazing what you can get done if you really focus. There will be short, scheduled breaks in between searching sessions of 20 minutes, to help keep you motivated and on-task. During the breaks, there will also be time to reflect on some of the challenges facing students and how you might support one another.

This event will take place on the online video conferencing app

Booking onto the event is essential to receive the link and passcode to join.

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email:


This event is open to University students and staff.

This event is about to start soon, so you can no longer register online. Contact the event organiser directly if you wish to attend.