Project Course OMED 0052 – Lecture 4: Reading the literature
Dr Yvonne Cornish
Professional Lead in Public Health University of Greenwich
Recap – to date
So far, we‟ve
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Looked at the formal requirements for you project Identified some of the skills you need to develop to do a successful project Identified potential sources of support available to you Discussed your choice of topic Explored the different types of literature review (narrative and systematic) and their strengths and weaknesses
Aims for today
But first of all – some reminders
To think about how to identify and read published research
If you have not let me know your topic…
You MUST let me have your form TODAY please.
• Relevance (to my topic) as well as • For quality (research competence)
Remember - general topic area only needed at this stage
• Focussing your project
the first meeting …
• This is likely to take you some time • The final focus can be discussed with your supervisor at
And start developing your search skills!
Also: new this year!
Video tutorials providing new help for searching the data bases and accessing on-line journals Available on-line, 24/7 Easy to use – play, pause, replay View again any time... http://www.gre.ac.uk/ils/edbvideo
Library Information Centre – „drop in‟ now open
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9am – 9pm Mon-Thurs 9am – 5pm Fridays 11am – 5pm Weekends literature searching using electronic databases finding e-journal articles etc
Through the library doors, first on the left!
Get help now with
Where can I find it?
Remember – you need to
Aim of your search strategy
Develop a systematic approach to searching for your research literature
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Be clear what you want to find out Decide on your inclusion and exclusion criteria
Keep a record of your search strategy
Including key words, data...