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Best Practice for Literature Searching

For the sciences of food and health

Best practice in effective literature searching

Our webinars for best practice in effective literature searching are suitable for all platforms and are not specific to FSTA. 

New dates will be announced soon. Find out more


Our tutorials include a question and answer session with the presenter. 

Best practice webinar videos

This is a growing playlist of past webinars on topics related to best practices in literature searching in the sciences of food and health.

You can also find videos supporting use of FSTA on Ovid, EBSCOhost or Web of Science here: FSTA videos.

Bespoke training for best practice in literature searching

If you would like to request free bespoke training on best practice in literature searching for your university or company, please contact Angela Ball, Customer Relations Manager at

E-learning module

In addition to this guide, we have created a free e-learning resource for the use of librarians and faculty who teach information literacy skills.

This interactive course is designed to help students and researchers to understand how to effectively plan and carry out literature searches.

It is built around a core of necessary key research skills, such as defining your research question and creating a search strategy, and includes six short quizzes for self-assessment. 

We will email you the course as a SCORM 1.2 package. This will provide everything you need in order to add the e-learning module to your university's Learning Management System (LMS). 


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Find out more and download the module.