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Best Practice for Literature Searching

Tue, 26 March, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM  Add to calendar


  • Level 4 - Room 4.L
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To do a thorough literature search on your topic, you need to develop a great search strategy.

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

This hands on workshop will show you how to:

  • Be methodical, organised and systematic in your literature searching,
  • Follow the steps involved in literature searching,
  • Break down your research topic into key concepts,
  • Turn your key concepts into search terms and alternative terms (synonyms),
  • Develop your search strategy using Boolean operators,
  • Use Google Scholar and ProQuest database to locate journal articles on your topic,
  • Modify your search strategy when things don’t go according to the plan,
  • Save your searches,
  • Use Scopus database to locate highly cited articles in your research area,
  • Request resources using BONUS+, InterLibrary Loan and ArticleReach.


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Sergio's picture
Sergio, 3 months ago

I believe this workshop only runs during normal office hours right (8am to 4pm). Is there a way to watch it or have access to an equivalent tutorial after 4pm?

Hi Sergio,

D Litting's picture
D Litting, 3 months ago

Hi Sergio,

This class is aimed at staff and research students - so if you are either of those you can probably arrange to have a one on one breakdown of these techniques from the librarian that liaises with your field of study. Just fill out this form and the relevant faculty librarian will be in touch - https://uts.altarama.com/reft100.aspx?pmi=wXMEWShTp1



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