Performing a literature search

1. Introduction 5. Boolean operators
2. Search strategies 6. Summary points
3. Search features 7. Useful databases
4. Optional features 8. Further help


Aim of the course

The aim of these pages is to guide you through the process of searching for high quality and relevant information from a bibliographic database. Some sections will only require reading, whilst others have questions to test your understanding.

Learning outcomes

By the end of these pages you should be able to:

  • Put together an effective search strategy
  • Identify relevant databases to search
  • Know where to look for  further  help and resources 

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