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Workshop: Advanced Literature Searching for Nursing, Health and Science students: Home


Welcome to the Advanced Literature Searching workshop guide 

For Nursing, Health and Science students doing research (L5) or dissertation (L6) modules 


Workshop Aims and Outcomes


The aim of this practical*  workshop is to enable students studying Nursing, Health and Science courses to search specialist databases effectively.   This will enable you to find primary research papers and to document your search strategy. 

*If possible, please bring your own device to use in the session, laptops are also available for use in L107  

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session you will students will:

  • Understand how to conduct an effective search using a number of subject specialist databases

  • Be able to identify appropriate search terms for the topic or research question

  • Be able to apply database limiters and filters 

  • Be able to evaluate search results and understand how to make the final selection of papers 

  • Know how to locate full-text for your chosen papers 

Why attend this workshop?

This workshop will be helpful if you are required to undertake a systematic literature review, or a structured literature search of any kind. 

Workshops Details

Level: Workshop
Length: 1 hour
Prerequisites: L5 or L6 students
Linked Modules: None
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

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