Literature Searching

and Management

By the end of the module participants will be able to:

1. Explain the value of literature searching to your research strategy.

2. Demonstrate your competence to perform a basic literature search.

3. Describe ways to refine a literature search.

4. Explain the value of citation analysis in evaluating literature.

5. List methods for keeping up to date via alerts.

6. Describe the role of reference management software in research writing.

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This Module Will Take Approximately 120 Minutes to Complete

Some feedback from our online participants on the ‘best aspects’ of this course

“Very good for a beginner to learn.”

“Clear information on conducting focussed lit searches.”

“Introducing me to Reference Management software.”

“Well structured.”

“It was all excellent.”

“Learning about boolean and wildcards. And the advanced searching and filtering of PubMed. And learning about the citation databases.”