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Online Workshop: Effective Literature Searching for Researchers

In this online workshop you will learn how to search for scholarly literature in a systematic, reproducible manner. Whether you’re searching for background information at the beginning of a project or are planning to conduct a literature review, this workshop can help.

This workshop covers the ins and outs of literature searching, so that you can apply them to your own research question and future projects. Because of the online format there will be less opportunity for individual feedback during the workshop compared to a live workshop. Participants who would like more feedback are encouraged to make an online appointment with me to discuss their search strategy at a later date.

This workshop is aimed at PhDs and other researchers in the social sciences.

We will cover:

  • Translating your research question into a search query
  • Types of literature review (e.g., systematic review, scoping review)
  • Selecting academic databases and other resources to search
  • Using Subject Headings/Mesh terms to enhance your search
  • Building and documenting a reproducible search strategy (structure, search terms, syntax)
  • Incorporating other search techniques into your strategy (citation/reference chaining, journal search)

Preparation: Please come with a research question in mind. 

Location: Online via Teams. A link will follow via email closer to the date of the workshop.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm
UBN - Social Sciences
  UBN - Social Sciences  
  Literature search     Literature search  

Registration is required. There are 6 seats available.


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Rebecca Calcott

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