Literature Searching

and Management, Version 2

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

1. Explain the value of a systematic approach to literature searching to your research strategy, both in formulating and answering a research question.

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.


This Module Will Take Approximately 120 Minutes to Complete

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

“The audio helped with going through the content easier.”

“The information was presented clearly and was interesting and engaging.”

“Easy to read and comprehend the information. Good amount of information per slide.”

“This was a well structured walk through a literature search.  The additional information was useful too.”

“Guidance through real search examples, clarifying the role and support of the institutional librarian.”

“These are things I have wanted to know for the past 2 years of study. It was wonderful to learn it all in a concise way in one place. I feel better equipped now.”