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Course in literature searches and reference management for PhD students at Arts

This course, Literature Searches and Reference Management for PhD students at Arts will provide an overview of the general and professional databases, and other resources relevant for PhD students at the Faculty of Arts.

It will introduce the participants to professional search strategies, reference management and tools for monitoring new research. The course will also contain a lecture on the role of the literature review in the dissertation.

Content and format

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Academic databases, reference books and full-text resources primarily for Arts.
  • An overview of library facilities and services.
  • Exercises in information search strategy and search techniques for academic literature search
  • The role of the literature review in the dissertation.
  • Monitoring and tools for alert service for current research.
  • Reference handling tools, which enable the user to manage bibliographies and to make
    annotations and bibliographies in accordance with international standards.


  • Language:
    Course language will be mainly Danish and partly English.
    Non-Danish speaking PhD students at Arts should contact Søren Elle for special arrangements in English.
  • Sign up for a course:
    Contact Søren Elle, the library in the Nobel Park, Campus Aarhus
  • Venue: Aarhus: The State and University Library training room, M O
  • ECTS credits: 1/2