Systematic literature and data searching (for reviews / research proposals)

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Systematic literature and data searching


When positioning your own research (questions, methods, data, etc.) in a research paper or research proposal – or when writing a review – you do not want to miss important existing literature or data on your topic. To prevent such omissions a systematic literature or data search is often conducted with the aim to retrieve all relevant literature and data.

In this introductory workshop a demo will be given on how to develop a systematic search strategy – usable in multiple databases – and where to search for data.

Learning objective: 

After this two hour workshop and demo you will know:

  • Where to search for existing data on a topic
  • How to build a search strategy
  • Where to pay attention to when using search strategies in different databases
  • Get some hands-on experience in systematic searching.

Target group: Master and PhD students interested in how to conduct systematic searches and all others who like to acquire extra “hands-on” experience

Language: English

Course format: Lecture /  demo / questions and answers


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