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