“Literature search is about finding the right articles and not just free articles”
In order to help health sciences students and professionals understand what literature searching really involves, we deliver lectures (and from the onset of the Covid pandemic – webinars) on this topic and also its next step – Reference Management. Both lectures cover the core essentials of both activities, without which, one cannot really do either of these effectively. We have delivered lectures in health science institutions/events/conferences across India. Our Founder is also often invited to deliver special lectures or keynote addresses on topics relevant to research, information or libraries.
We accept invitations for delivering lectures from all over India. Not only that, when our Founder, Ms Vasumathi travels anywhere on personal visits, she often delivers lectures in those towns/cities. This, as a part of our objective of sensitizing all those in the health professions, in the importance of right literature searching and referencing techniques. Most often, the honorarium given does not cover our costs.
As of date, we have delivered more than 520 lectures & webinars in health science institutions/events/conferences across India.
Here is a request for institutions that invite us to deliver lectures. If you can budget to give us an honorarium of Rs. 5000/- per lecture, this helps us cover costs of several initiatives that we do.
Our Lectures on Literature Searching will sensitize you about:
- Types of Information Resources
- Four Principles of Searching
- Awareness about Evidence Based Resources
Faculty and students will be aware of various information resources and know where to look for information.
Our Lectures on Reference Management will sensitize you about:
- Why there is a strong need for “managing references”
- Simple tips on storing references in a software (Mendeley)
- Citing and creating a bibliography from these in your article / thesis
Faculty and students will be aware of the basics of using the software for managing references.
Additionally, in our Special Lectures by our Founder, she has covered a variety of topics like importance of innovation, competencies, career paths, exploring fears and more
Page checked / updated on 15-Sep-2023