Search Strategies for Literature Searching
This practical session looks at how to create search strategies to find the key literature in your topic area in some of the major academic interdisciplinary databases. In the session we will focus on Web of Science and Scopus, which both cover a wide range of subjects including biomedical sciences, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
This session is an ideal follow on to ‘Overview of Library Resources for Postgraduate Researchers’ to gain more advanced literature searching skills which are transferable to other databases. This session or equivalent knowledge is also a prerequisite for the ‘Using and understanding bibliometrics’ session.
This session will cover:
- Creating an effective search strategy to find literature on your topic.
- Search tips and features for advanced searching in academic databases.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Formulate an effective search strategy in key academic databases.
- Use advanced search techniques to focus your search, e.g. Boolean operators, phrase searching and truncation.
- Friday, October 25, 2019
- 9:30am - 11:00am
- DMS Watson (Science Library) Cluster room (G15), Ground Floor