Thursday, February 27, 2014

Digital Commons Network - an institutional repository network

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

The RCSI institutional repository, e-publications@RCSI, is part of the Digital Commons Network, so aiding the dissemination of RCSI and related research work to a worldwide audience.
For further information on submitting material to the RCSI repository, please see the repository web pages or contact

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

RCSI Library Guide to Searching for Studies for Systematic Reviews

Are you carrying out a systematic review?  Or a literature review for a thesis or paper?

Then check out the Library's Guide to Searching for Studies for Systematic Reviews. 

The guide covers:
  • Searching databases
  • Searching grey literature
  • Scoping your topic
  • Identifying search terms
  • Testing your strategies
  • Documenting your strategies
  • ....and more.

Go to Moodle (, to the Information Seeking & Library Skills Module and scroll down to the Evidence-based Healthcare Reviews section.