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Medicine: SSC 1 — Answering your literature searching, referencing, and critical reading questions


This optional online drop-in session is a chance for students undertaking their SSC project to ask questions about, and gain further support in literature searching, critical appraisal and evaluation of medical research, and referencing. Those who have booked a place will be sent a link to join the online session several days before their scheduled session takes place.

Please only book a place if you are currently undertaking your SSC block. Students in later blocks will have the chance to participate then.

This session is aimed at students who have had no prior literature searching training before. Those who have some experience in literature searching should book instead on the SSC 2 drop in session.

Target audience

Year 4 clinical students currently on their SSC blocks.


A device with internet access and an internal or external microphone.

Attendees should have worked through the uploaded slides and transcript (uploaded to MedEd) and attempted to work through a literature search on their own first. They should also check if the questions they have are answered on the top tips guides and tutorial videos on the Medical Library website.


An online drop-in session in which participants will have their questions answered with discussion, demonstrations and practicals.

System requirements

An internet enabled device.


One drop in session of an hour-and-a-half.


A number of times throughout the academic year.


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