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Teach yourself: Database searching - advanced skills

Teach yourself with our online tutorials.

These self-paced tutorials and downloadable tracking tools will help you practice advanced search techniques for more in-depth or specialised research projects.

Tutorials and videos

How to find key journals, authors and highly cited papers? 
How to conduct specialised searches in Library databases?

Why are search trackers useful?

Record your Library database searches with a downloadable tracker 

When doing your Literature review this will help you keep track of:

  • Where you have searched (which databases)
  • How you have searched (your search strategy)
  • The number and relevance of your results

Useful for a general literature review i.e. your assessment task, thesis, or major project.

Useful for accurate recording of searches required for a Systematic literature review.

What is a Systematic Literature review?

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