The Library usually delivers a programme of workshops, which students and researchers can sign up for, covering the steps involved in performing a literature search for a MSc/PhD dissertation or for research papers.
As face-to-face teaching is currently not allowed due to social distancing rules these workshops will be available on this page as pre-recorded presentations.
This presentation takes you through the steps in developing a relevant and answerable research question for your dissertation or research paper.
Further details can be found in Step 1 of this guide.
This presentations covers why you need to perform a scoping search and analyses the key resources you can use.
Links to these resources, and videos demonstrating how to use them, can be found in this guide on the Performing a Scoping Search page.
This presentation takes you through the steps involved in developing a search strategy before you begin your literature search.
Further information, and links to video demonstrations, are available in Step 2 of this guide.
This presentation covers how to perform an advanced literature search, using a combination of Subject Heading (MeSH) searching and Keyword (free text searching), when searching health databases in the EBSCOhost and Ovid Online platforms.
Further information, and video demonstrations, can be found on the Searching Databases page of this guide.
This presentation demonstrates how you can supplement the searches you performed using databases in the EBSCOhost and Ovid Online platforms by using other resources.
Further information, and video demonstrations, can be found under Step 4 of this guide.
This presentation covers resources and tools which you can use to ensure you keep up to date with research relating to your research question. These include:
Further help, including video demonstrations, is available in the Keeping Up To Date page on this guide.
Remember, if you need more help covering these tasks you can book an appointment with a Health Librarian. If you only have a quick question or two you can email Steve O'Driscoll, the School of Health Sciences Research Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you prefer to speak to someone, join one of our School of Health Sciences Librarian Online Office Hours drop in sessions.