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Thu 28 Nov 2019
09:00 - 09:20

Venue: Institute of Public Health: MPhil Seminar Room

Provided by: Cambridge University Libraries


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Medicine: Answering your literature searching and referencing questions (MPhils in Public Health, EPI or Primary Care only)
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Thu 28 Nov 2019

Description

One-to-one drop-in sessions for Public Health/EPI/Primary Care MPhil students to answer any questions about literature searching, or using referencing software. Please come prepared, preferably having attempted your searches and/or use of referencing software, with a list of the specific problems you've encountered.

Target audience

MPhils in Public Health, EPI or Primary Care only

Prerequisites

Attendees must have made some attempt to undertake literature searches or use referencing software, and come prepared with a list of specific problems they need solving. (For example, 'these are the search terms I've entered into Medline, and I can't understand why I have zero results' would be a specific problem. 'Show me how to do a literature search' would not be a specific problem.)

Please ensure you arrive promptly for your selected timeslot, as if you are not available at the start time for your slot it will be offered to another student.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Thu 28 Nov   09:00 - 09:20 09:00 - 09:20 Institute of Public Health: MPhil Seminar Room map Veronica Phillips,  Eleanor Barker
Aims

These drop-in sessions will enable students to:

  • Improve their existing search strategies to find more results, or narrow large numbers of results down to a smaller number of more relevant results
  • Translate their search strategies from one database to another
  • Ensure they are searching their selected database(s) in the most efficient way possible
  • Ask questions about their current use of referencing software (such as Mendeley, Zotero or Endnote), and solve problems they've had with this software
Format

Demonstrations and practicals

Duration

A number of one-to-one sessions, each lasting a maximum of 20 minutes.

Frequency

Once or twice every Michaelmas Term.

Theme
Medicine

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