Whatever the topic you're studying, KLaSS is a great place to start. There four Finding Academic Material modules designed to support new students and novice researchers use academic sources effectively:
The next page of this guide, How to find the right online database for your topic, will help you get to grips with the resources at your disposal as a member of King's College London.
Every subject will have an A-Z list of resources, but not every database will be perfect for your topic. Look at the more... link under each resource to see the list of topics that database covers.
Are you a Taught (PGT) or Research (PGR) Postgraduate student in the Health Sciences starting a Systematic Review project? Not sure how or where to get started?
Libraries & Collections are offering a new five week online course to help students and researchers develop their searching skills to complete a Systematic Review. You'll work in small groups with other learners, with support from the Library's Learning Design team throughout. Places are limited to 35, so please see the booking link below!
The next iteration of this course starts on: Monday 20 April 2020
Bookings close on: Friday 17 April 2020
At present, all library colleagues are supporting the Return to Campus initiative, meaning that a reduced number of 1:1 slots will be available for the Autumn term 2020. We will be working hard behind the scenes to get our full 1:1 service back on track, and we hope you can bear with us.
How do I book? You can book by clicking the button below. Once you've made your booking, you will be sent an electronic invitation you can use to access the appointment. We recommend joining with video enabled, for optimal benefit. If you can only join to listen/see us and communicate via chat, please let your librarian know ahead of the appointment.
How do I use Microsoft Teams? MS Teams works with Chrome, IE and Edge browsers, and can be downloaded to both Windows PCs and Macs. More guidance is available here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/teachlearntech/assets/student-view-of-microsoft-teams.pdf. If you are NHS staff, the good news is that Teams has been made generally available to the NHS – further information can be found here https://support.nhs.net/.
What are the 1-1s for? These sessions are designed to help with using the library's online resources, databases and literature searching. Please note, we cannot assist with proofreading enquiries. Similarly, 1-1 appointments are not intended for supporting systematic reviews, but we can help with the basics like searching databases effectively, if that's where you're stuck. For more help with sys reviews, King's students and staff can consult with a senior librarian on our 'Advanced Searching for Systematic Reviews' forum on KEATs.
What other help is available? Before seeking a 1-1 appointment, we encourage you to try out our other online support channels. We've designed them with your frequently asked questions and common issues in mind. Information on these channels can be found elsewhere on this page, and you can find out how to contact us via email or Live Chat on our Contact Us webpages for further questions.
Until we see you again, stay safe and healthy!
We designed the Finding Academic Material for Advanced Health Topics module to support students who are new, or would like a refresher on, the advanced searching techniques used in carrying out a Systematic Review.
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