ONE DAY WORKSHOP ON SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE SEARCH AND USE OF REFERENCE MANGERS
A one day workshop was held on systematic literature search and use of reference managers for the MS students of KMU- Institute of Nursing Sciences. Ms Riasat Begum Librarian KMU was the facilitator of the workshop.
During her presentation on the said topic she said that systematic literature search requires organizing and tackling the search process in a structured and preplanned manner. It demands careful consideration of search terms, selection of databases, choice of search methods, and requires reflecting on the search results obtained during the process. With a systematic literature search, a greater chance of avoiding disparities and bias, and it enables to identify gaps in the existing research. In this way also minimize the risk of reproducing already existing research.
Ms Riasat Begum said, “we offer four main choices in this workshop: Zotero, Mendeley and Endnote”. She explained that the different features/concepts and techniques regarding literature search and use of reference mangers. She responded the student’s query regarding the literature search. The activity will help the students in managing their assignments and in particular the thesis. The workshop was attended by 34 participants from KMU- INS.