Who should attend this course?
Think you know about searching online? Do you type a word or two into Google and find what you think you’re looking for?
This course focuses on effective research techniques and strategies to retrieve meaningful results when searching the internet as well as an introduction to other search tools.
This training course is open to any Intranet user who wants to improve their web searching and learn techniques for constructing successful searches.
Course overview and content
The Find It Online course focuses on effective research techniques and strategies to retrieve meaningful results when searching the internet as well as an introduction to other search tools i.e. Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo
This course is part of the Library’s Find It training programme.
This course will equip you with skills to control and minimise your search results and help you understand:
connectors to combine search terms
alternative search query types to narrow results to specific type of materials(s) or website(s)
advanced skills to construct effective search strategies
how to evaluate search results
The course will be a mix of:
presentation and online demonstrations
examples to work through to help you grasp different search techniques
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and explore aspects of searching online that are particularly interesting for you.
To view course dates and book, please visit
There is now a Coronavirus Hub on the parliamentary intranet.
It contains everything you need to know about Parliament’s response to coronavirus, including how to work remotely, what services are available and how access has been affected. It is for Members of both Houses, staff in the Lords, Commons and PDS and people who work for MPs and Members of the House of Lords.
Please click here to access it: https://intranet.parliament.uk/employment/health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-hub/
Please note that rooms can not be booked by members of the public.
From Monday 8 October 2018, there will be a new way to book meeting and committee rooms in the House of Commons, including a ‘self-service’ portal on the intranet. These changes will affect rooms in the Palace, Portcullis House, Norman Shaw North, 1 Parliament Street, 7 Millbank and Richmond House.
See here for further details: https://intranet.parliament.uk/access-buildings/offices-rooms/room-bookings/
Meeting room bookings
If you would like to book a room for a meeting, the Room Booking and Access Team will now manage all enquiries and can be contacted, Monday to Friday on x3050 between the hours of 9am – 6pm, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, bookings can be made in the Customer Services Hub in Portcullis House and the self-service room bookings system, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for booking all meeting rooms (except committee rooms). All bookings will be automatically confirmed by email.
Information on the rules relating to the use of parliamentary meeting and committee rooms can be found on the intranet.
Functions and events bookings
If you are planning a function or event or hosting a breakfast, lunch, dinner or reception, the House of Commons Events Team will manage all enquiries, including all bookings for the Attlee Suite.
The team can be contacted on x3090 between the hours of 9am – 6pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 4.30pm on Fridays, or you can email email@example.com