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Postgraduate Researchers

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Postgraduate Researchers 

Literature Searching - Essential Skills


This workshop series is designed primarily for research postgraduate students who are new to resources available at the University of Aberdeen. These three workshops present techniques, tips and resources to help find academic and scholarly books and journal articles as well as reliable support material. Planning your search is covered in Part 1 which also looks at resources for books (print and electronic format) and support material. Part 2 concentrates on journal articles and conference papers. The final workshop covers the use of RefWorks which can be used to manage and keep track of the materials found in the course of your research and assist in the writing and formatting of research papers and your PhD thesis.


If you require further assistance please contact the relevant Information Consultant for your area of research. Details available at www.abdn.ac.uk/library/support/contacts/ic/ 



Literature Searching - Essential Skills Part 1

Getting Started 

Presentation Slides 
Primo Worksheet 
Ebooks Worksheet 
Some other Ebook collections
Google Worksheet  
Google - Further information
Designing a Search Strategy 



Literature Searching - Essential Skills Part 2

Using Academic Databases 

Presentation Slides 
      Extra Slides: Advanced Features of Scopus & Web of Science 
Search Rules for Academic Databases
Web of Science Worksheet 
Scopus Worksheet 
Proquest Worksheet 

EBSCO Worksheet 

JSTOR Worksheet

MedLine Worksheet 



Literature Searching - Essential Skills Part 3

Managing References and Creating Bibliographies 

Presentation Slides 
RefWorks Worksheet 1 
RefWorks Worksheet 2 
Import Methods for RefWorks
     Creating footnotes using Write-N-Cite


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