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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:
10:30am - 12:30pm, Friday, November 18, 2022
10:30am - 12:30pm, Friday, November 25, 2022
Komeet C, route 85, (Geert Grooteplein 21, first floor)
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: 18 and 25 November 2022
  • Interested in this workshop but not able to attend? Send an email to to get notified of the next workshop.
  • Location: Komeet C, Geert Grooteplein 21, first floor, route 85
  • 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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