Principles of Literature Searching , Plagiarism and Hands-On Reference manager training ( Zotero)

Knowing what is already published on a area of research interest is vital to make our research questions better informed as well as avoiding venturing into new  research that has already been answered.

Searching for biomedical information online properly is challenging, especially if one seeks all information on a particular topic.  Every database provides unique methods of effective searching. Each has an option to save the searches so that they can be retrieved later.  Collecting this data, organizing it, citing it in your research paper, publishing your work in different journals (each with a unique style of references) and avoiding the charge of copying other people’s ideas (plagiarism) is challenging.

This module helps you to learn the basics of the search techniques and the management of references using the free software Zotero. We also cover what is plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Due to the prevailing situation we at the centre are planning to teach this course online

Target audience:

Any health care professional or student with basic computer skills can apply. The workshop is intended for anyone who wants to enhance their skills in searching literature in Biomedical databases and managing references.

Date: August 17-20, 2020

Program schedule

One hour session: 35-40 min talk and 20-25 min interaction  (four session x one hour)

Date Time Module Faculty
August 17th 2020 4:00PM to 5:00PM PICO and Study designs
What are references?
Principles of good referencing
Common Data bases
Dr. Mohan
Dr. Thambu
August 18th 2020 4:00PM to 5:00PM Developing Search strategy Jabez Paul
August 19th 2020 4:00PM to 5:00PM Zotero basics Dr. Thambu
August 20th 2020 4:00PM to 5:00PM Zotero advanced Jabez Paul

Course duration: One week (Monday to Thursday): 4 PM to 5 PM

Fees: 3000 / Rs

Registration Click here

Maximum: 20 participants

Pre and post course test & E certificate from Prof.B.V.MosesCenter for Evidence Informed Healthcare – CMC, Vellore.