Best Practice for Literature Searching

Tue, 11 May 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Online and UTS Central CB02.06.270 and CB02.06.280

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. 

What will you learn? 

  • How to be methodical and organised in your literature searching, 
  • How to break down your research topic into key concepts, 
  • Turning your key concepts into search terms and alternative terms (synonyms) 
  • Developing your search strategy using Boolean operators, 
  • Using key databases to locate journal articles on your topic, 
  • Modifying your search strategy when things don’t go according to plan, 
  • Save your searches, 
  • Locating highly cited articles in your research area, 
  • Requesting resources using InterLibrary Loans. 


This session is intended for UTS staff and postgraduate researchers only. 

Delivery format
This session will be delivered both on campus and also online via Zoom. Zoom links will be sent out ahead of the session. When booking, choose your preferred format.

Last updated 26th March, 2021 3:26 pm