Free library training on advanced search

14 October 2021

The Université Laval library invites you to a training session on advanced research that will allow you to understand how to effectively structure a research strategy, use the full potential of specialized databases, and draw inspiration from the methodology of syntheses to increase the quality of literature reviews.

Thursday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – In-person event, in French.
Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Pavilion – Library – 4th floor – GeoStat Centre computer lab – BNF-4248
Speaker: Joë Bouchard, consulting librarian at Laval University

Target audience: Faculty, graduate students and research staff

Course Content :

  • Advanced search in Sofia, using the Subject Heading Directory.
  • Selection of databases for searching scientific articles
  • Development of a search strategy: free and controlled vocabulary
  • Structured search strategy according to the recommended methodology for knowledge syntheses
  • Overview of different types of knowledge syntheses
  • Tools to ensure the quality of a literature review: PRISMA, Covidence and others
  • The Library’s Advanced Search Advisory Service


We look forward to seeing many of you there!

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