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Study Skills

Biological Sciences Libraries Research Skills Series: Developing your literature review: literature searching for research

Developing your literature review: literature searching for research

Session resources

The Medical Library Team's dedicated systematic reviews online guide

Access the University of Cambridge's extensive collection of online resources and databases

Get more information about the LeanLibrary plugin

Use Zetoc Alerts to keep up to date with new research

Reflection activity

Use our interactive tool to start working through your literature searching plan, and email yourself a copy at the end of the activity!

YouTube resources

We have a YouTube playlist looking at the processes underpinning the literature searching process, starting with defining your research question, going through Boolean searching and searching effectively with Google, before finishing with critically evaluating and citing your sources.

Book a consultation 

Need to talk to someone about your research?

Email the Biological Sciences Libraries Team to set up a time that fits your needs: sbslibraries@lib.cam.ac.uk

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