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Tue 23 Jan 2024
14:00 - 14:20

Venue: Cambridge University Libraries Online

Provided by: Cambridge University Libraries


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Medicine: Answering your literature searching and referencing questions (MPhils in Population Health Sciences only) - ONLINE

Tue 23 Jan 2024


One-to-one drop-in sessions for Population Health Sciences 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.

This session will take place online, and the library will email you a joining link in advance. Please do not respond to automated reminder emails -- please instead email the library directly:

Target audience

MPhil in Population Health Sciences only


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.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Tue 23 Jan   14:00 - 14:20 14:00 - 14:20 Cambridge University Libraries Online Veronica Phillips,  Isla Kuhn

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

Demonstrations and practicals


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


Once or twice every year.


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