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Best practice for literature searching

Tue, 21 August, 2018
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM  Add to calendar


  • Level 4 - Room 4.j
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About this workshop

To do a thorough literature search on your topic, you need to develop a great search strategy.

Learn how a systematic search can help you more efficiently find resources on your topic. 

This hands-on workshop will show you how to:

  • Start your literature search
  • Identify databases for your topic
  • Structure your search terms to find relevant results
  • Modify your search strategy when things go wrong
  • Save your searches
  • Locate highly cited articles in your area
  • Use ArticleReach, Interlibrary Loan, Bonus+ to request resources

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify information types and the search needed to find relevant resources
  • Break down a topic into main concepts with keywords and related terms
  • Demonstrate searching search and modify a search using ProQuest Central
  • Able to search a citation database (eg. Scopus / Web of Science all databases)
  • Able to use Google Scholar
  • Able to evaluate results
  • Aware of services like ArticleReach, ILL and Bonus+


Your Librarian for this class: Hossain Salahuddin
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