Education Courses Workshop Literature review for your PhD

About this course

How do you get an objective overview of research literature, and how do you stay up-to-date? Or can you use tips to find suitable journals to publish in or to avoid predatory journals?

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About this course

The Radboud University Library organizes this course.

During your PhD you are expected to keep an overview of relevant scientific literature, whether for background information, a first thesis chapter or review. Although the aims and scope in these situations differ, a systematic literature search will provide you with an optimal basis even if you are not conducting a systematic review.
In addition, you will learn about the opportunities and pitfalls in selecting a journal for publication and the advantages of a researcher profile. 

  • Prior knowledge: at least PubMed Basics level or intermediate to advanced search skills
  • Content: you will be working on your own topic and issues such as
    • How to adjust your research question to a search question
    • How to select databases and other sources
    • How to perform and optimize a systematic literature search
    • How to keep track of recent literature and create alerts
    • How to select a journal for publication
    • What are the advantages of publishing in Open Access
    • Which scientific metrics and tools may help increase your visibility as a researcher
  • Learning goals: After completion of the course the particpants should be
    • able to make a head start with an overview of existing research literature
    • more effective in finding literature due to improved search skills
    • more efficient in journal selection and in evaluating research impact including Open Access
  • Duration: 2 sessions of 2 hours

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You can register for this course on the site of the Radboud University. register

In short

  • Employees and students of Radboudumc.


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