Our sessions on how to carry out a literature search usually include the following aspects:
choosing bibliographic databases
developing a comprehensive search strategy
performing your search efficiently and effectively
limiting your search
expanding your search
using referencing software
We can tailor sessions to your specific interests upon request.
Chris Hart "A core transferable skill for all researchers is the ability to search the literature efficiently and effectively." (Doing a literature search, 2001)
For a quick overview of the topic we have updated our 6-step guide to a successful literature search.
We have also prepared a more comprehensive introduction to the principles governing the search process.
For those working within the NHS we provide training sessions specifically for using NHS Evidence. For a quick overview on how to search this database look here.
Finally, the ScHARR Library in Sheffield produced the video below on how to develop a search strategy which is worth having a look at.