“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 537 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, we would appreciate it as this helps us cover costs of several initiatives that we do. However we accept invitations even if this is not feasible

Vasumathi Sriganesh is an MUHS (Maharashtra University of Health Sciences) approved faculty for Research Methodology Workshops. She is also an accredited Specialty Speaker of the Maharashtra Medical Council. Her Speaker Code No is MMC/MASS/00030/2016. Ms Fatima Shaikh has also delivered lectures at various Research Methodology workshops and so has Ms Parvati Iyer, till her retirement in March 2019

Our Lectures on Literature Searching will sensitize you about:
  1. Types of Information Resources
  2. Four Principles  of Searching
  3. 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:
  1. Why there is a strong need for “managing references”
  2. Simple tips on storing references in a software (Mendeley/Zotero)
  3. 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 17-May-2024