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.


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.”

Belinda Truong from The University of Western Australia (UWA)

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

Claire Stacey from The University of Western Australia (UWA)

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

Cecilia Petursson from The University of Western Australia (UWA)

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

Johan Aps from The University of Western Australia (UWA)

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

Amy Pearn from King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH)

“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.”

Jillian Kuehne from The University of Western Australia (UWA)