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Research ReachOut @ the Library

2: Strategic Literature Searching

SESSION 2: Strategic Literature Searching

A good literature search is strategic (highly targeted), structured (comprehensive) and systematic (reproducible). These videos cover advanced techniques in database searching, as well as tips for non-database searching and other library resources.

This session is separated into three parts:

  • Topic Analysis & Search Strategy
  • Databases
  • Non-Database Resources

Please see below.

*It is advised that these videos are watched in conjunction with the 'Conducting a Literature Review' session (or 'Conducting a Systematic Review' if undertaking a systematic review).

PART 1: Topic Analysis & Search Strategy

Topics include:

  • Topic/Question analysis
  • Developing a search strategy

Additional materials:-

PART 2: Databases

Topics include:

  • Accessing databases
  • Conducting an efficient literature search
  • Advanced techniques in database searching

PART 3: Non-Database Resources

Topics include:

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