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Library Guide Medical Sciences: Workshops

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The Medical Library offers workshops (free of charge) for students and staff of the Radboudumc and Radboud University:

You can sign up via: Workshops sign up here button



You will receive a confirmation email after registration. If you are having trouble signing up or don't receive a confirmation email, contact us via or 024-3613840.

Workshop assignments

  Workshop & webinar calendar Medical Library

Date Time   Location Instructor
Tue 25 Jun 14.00 - 15.30 PubMed workshop (NL/EN) PICO (route 19) Yvonne van Gemert
Wed 10 Jul 11.15 - 12.45 Online PubMed workshop (NL/EN) * Elmie Peters
Mon 29 Jul 10.00 - 11.30 PubMed workshop (NL/EN) PICO (route 19) Mitch van Hensbergen
Thu 1 Aug 10.30 - 12.30 PhD Literature Review: How to search & Where to publish PICO (route 19) Alice Tillema
Marloes IJff
Thu 8 aug 10.30 - 12.30 PhD Literature Review: How to search & Where to publish PICO (route 19) Alice Tillema
Marloes IJff
Tue 13 Aug 11.00 - 12.30 PubMed workshop (NL/EN) PICO (route 19) Yvonne van Gemert
Wed 28 Aug 13.00 - 14.30 Online PubMed workshop (NL/EN) * Elmie Peters

*You will be sent a link to join the online webinar

Workshop on requestAre you interested in a PubMed or EndNote instruction, but do the dates and times above not suit you?
It is possible to request an (individual) instruction, contact us with your or e-mail address at

  Content of the workshops

EndNote instruction

  • Preparation:
    • If you would like to participate with your own computer, please make sure you have installed EndNote (obtaining EndNote)
  • Content: This instruction is intended for students, interns, researchers and doctors that do literature research. The main functionalities of EndNote will be demonstrated and individual questions can be addressed.
    The following topics are covered:
    • Importing references from databases, such as PubMed
    • Finding and linking full text articles to your references in EndNote
    • Selecting and editing output styles
    • Inserting citations in Microsoft Word and creating reference lists
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Location: see overview
  • You can sign up here with your or e-mail address (max. 15 participants).

PubMed logoPubMed workshop

  • Preparation:
  • Content: In this workshop we will cover some search options that have been briefly introduced in the Pubmed Basics e-learning module (see Preparation). There is also time for individual questions about new PubMed. The following items will be addressed:
    • MeSH terms
    • Advanced Search and History
    • Filters
    • Searching for a PICO
    • MyNCBI account
  • Duration: 1,5 hour
  • Location: see overview
  • You can sign up here with your or e-mail address (max. 8 participants).

Literature review for your PhD: how to search and where to publish?

During your PhD you are expected to keep an overview of relevant scientific literature, whether for background information, a first thesis chapter or review. Although the aims and scope in these situations differ, a systematic literature search will provide you with an optimal basis even if you are not conducting a systematic review.
In addition, you will learn about the opportunities and pitfalls in selecting a journal for publication and the advantages of a researcher profile. 

  • Prior knowledge: at least PubMed Basics level or intermediate to advanced search skills
  • Content: you will be working on your own topic and issues such as
    • How to adjust your research question to a search question
    • How to select databases and other sources
    • How to perform and optimize a systematic literature search
    • How to keep track of recent literature and create alerts
    • How to select a journal for publication
    • What are the advantages of publishing in Open Access
    • Which scientific metrics and tools may help increase your visibility as a researcher
  • Learning goals: After completion of the course the particpants should be
    • able to make a head start with an overview of existing research literature
    • more effective in finding literature due to improved search skills
    • more efficient in journal selection and in evaluating research impact including Open Access
  • Duration: 2 sessions of 2 hours.
  • Dates: Thu 1st and 8th of August from 10.30 - 12.30h
  • Interested in this workshop and not able to attend? Send an email to to get notified of the next workshop.
  • Location: PICO, Geert Grooteplein 15, first floor, route 19
  • You can sign up here with your RU or Radboudumc email address  (max. 8 participants affiliated with Radboud University or Radboudumc).
  • As preparation for the workshop we would like you to formulate a research question or PICO and select a number of relevant articles on your topic.

Workshops on request

It is also possible to request tailored workshops on EndNote, PubMed or other literature databases for a specific group: students or staff of the Radboudumc or Radboud University.
You can contact us via Ask Your Librarian or send an email to

Individual consultation

  • We also offer individual search consultations (by appointment) for help with a literature search or systematic review. For more information see our Literature search page.