Renewable Materials Research Centre

Free library training on advanced search – Joë Bouchard- February 22, 2024, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

22 February 2024

The Laval University Library invites you to a training session on advanced literature research that will allow you to understand how to effectively structure a research strategy, use the full potential of specialized databases, and draw on the methodology of knowledge syntheses to increase the quality of literature reviews.

Activity organized by the Renewable Materials Research Centre, in collaboration with the Laval University Library.


Conference speaker: Joë Bouchard, consulting librarian at Laval University.

When? Thursday, February 22, 2024, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.-Presential event in French.

Where? Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Pavilion – Library – 4th floor – GeoStat Centre computer lab – BNF-4248.

Target audience:   Graduate students, faculty and research staff.

Training Content:

  • Advanced literature search in Sofia, using the Subject Heading Directory
  • Selection of databases for searching scientific articles
  • Development of a search strategy: free and controlled vocabulary
  • Structured search strategy according to the recommended methodology for knowledge syntheses
  • Overview of different types of knowledge syntheses
  • Tools to ensure the quality of a literature review

 Looking forward to meeting you


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