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Best Practice for Literature Searching

Tue, 14 May, 2019
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM  Add to calendar


  • Level 4 - Room 4L
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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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