Find and manage research information

The Library Research Services team provides training and advice on planning and carrying out an effective literature search or systematic review.

Our courses include:

  • Planning your Literature Search
  • Conducting your Literature Search
  • Finding Grey Literature
  • Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews in Life Sciences
  • Systematic Searching for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Staff can find our training sessions on Staff Courses and Workshops

Postgraduate researchers can find our courses on MyPGR, and materials from our courses on Blackboard Research Essentials Online

Systematic reviews

A systematic review is a specialised literature review that tries to identify, appraise, select and synthesise all high quality research evidence relevant to a research question.

Find out about the processes and stages of systematic reviews using our comprehensive resource lists on Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal.

The Library Research Services Team can help at different stages of a systematic review, from scoping a search to managing references. Researchers and staff can book a 1:1 appointment with a research services consultant.

University staff who are also NHS staff can access services and resources provided by the UHL Libraries and Information Service

Reference management software

Reference management software is designed to allow you to input, organise, manage, retrieve and format lists of references automatically. The two reference management software packages currently supported by the University of Leicester are EndNote (desktop software) and Refworks (cloud based service).

Find out more about referencing and reference management in Academic Skills Online, under the Referencing section.