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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.

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This session is also part of the Doctoral School Skills Development programme. Postgraduate research students at UCL should book a place by logging in via the programme website.

Date:
Friday, October 25, 2019
Time:
9:30am - 11:00am
Location:
DMS Watson (Science Library) Cluster room (G15), Ground Floor
Campus:
Bloomsbury
Audience:
  UCL research student     UCL staff     UCL taught course student  
Categories:
  Databases     Scopus     Searching for information     Web of Science  

This session is also part of the Doctoral School Skills Development programme. Postgraduate research students at UCL should book a place by logging in via the programme website.

Event Organizer

Zoe Thomas

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