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Literature Review for your PhD: how to search & where to publish

Literature Review for your PhD: how to search & where to publish

How to keep track of the relevant scientific literature for your dissertation? The Medical Library offers this 2-session workshop on how to develop a systematic search for a proper overview of the published literature and an optimal basis for e-mail alerts.
In addition, you will learn about the opportunities and pitfalls in selecting a journal for publication and the advantages of a researcher profile.

Related LibGuide: PubMed (English) by Elmie Peters

Dates & Times:
9:30am - 11:30am, Wednesday, September 27, 2023
9:30am - 11:30am, Wednesday, October 4, 2023
PICO, Route 19 (Radboudumc)
Medical Library
  Medical Library  
  Literature search     Literature search     Open Science  
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

Prior knowledge: at least PubMed Basics level or intermediate to advanced search skills

  • Content: you will be working on your own topic and issues such as
    • How to adjust your research question to a search question
    • How to select databases and other sources
    • How to perform and optimize a systematic literature search
    • How to keep track of recent literature and create alerts
    • How to select a journal for publication
    • What are the advantages of publishing in Open Access
    • Which scientific metrics and tools may help increase your visibility as a researcher
  • Learning goals: After completion of the course the particpants should be
    • able to make a head start with an overview of existing research literature
    • more effective in finding literature due to improved search skills
    • more efficient in journal selection and in evaluating research impact including Open Access
  • Duration: 2 sessions of 2 hours. 
  • Dates: 6 and 13 September 2023
  • Interested in this workshop but not able to attend? Send an email to to get notified of the next workshop.
  • Location: PICO, Geert Grooteplein 15, first floor, route 19
  • As preparation for the workshop we would like you to formulate a research question or PICO and select a number of relevant articles on your topic.


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