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Efficiently searching for literature in academic databases (On campus workshop 1 of 2)

The first workshop for PhD students of the Nijmegen School of Management will be practical. This means that you can start searching for literature for your own research project. The NSM Library Team will help you during the workshop to search more efficiently in Web of Science, RUQuest, and EBSCO databases, such as Business Source Complete, EconLit, or Greenfile. After the meeting, you will know how to use different search techniques and basic search strategies.


Try to find literature about your research topic. Record your search activities including search terms, search operators, filters and databases used and publications found.

1) Write down your sub question and mark the key concepts. Formulate search terms for each key concept.

2) Trace your search. Record your search query (combination of search terms), the databases, and search filters you have used. Note the number of results. Adapt your search query if necessary.

3) Select the most relevant publications. You need at least two publications.

If you like, you can use the PRISMA Statement for Reporting Literature Searches in Systematic review.

During the meeting, we will discuss your experiences and relate them to efficient search techniques and strategies.

PS: This workshop can be part of your Training and Supervision Plan, see TPS template "Method related training".

Related LibGuide: Literature search by Norma Fötsch

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
9:30am - 11:30am
1.05B Central Library Instruction Room
Nijmegen School of Management
  Nijmegen School of Management  
  Literature search     Literature search  

Registration is required. There are 6 seats available.


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