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

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

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 - 12:15pm, Friday, February 24, 2023
10:30am - 12:15pm, Friday, March 3, 2023
Medical Library
  Medical Library  
  Literature search     Open Science  
Registrations are fully booked!

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 1 hour and 45 min. 
  • Dates: 24 February and 3 March 2023
  • Interested in this workshop but not able to attend? Send an email to to get notified of the next workshop.
  • 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.

We will be using Zoom (Zoom manual on RU website). If you do not have a Zoom RU account, you can also use Zoom for free.

After registration you will receive a link for the instruction at least one hour in advance.


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