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We hold free webinars for FSTA database training and for best practice in effective literature searching. Find out more about we cover and register for an upcoming session.

FSTA Training

We offer free training by webinar, to help users search as effectively as possible and make the most of their access to FSTA®. Register for your free seat on an upcoming training webinar for your preferred platform and topic.

  • FSTA on Ovid, Friday 27 November, 3pm GMT (10am EST) Register
  • FSTA on EBSCO, Friday 4 December, 3pm GMT (10am EST) Register
  • FSTA on Web of Science, Friday 20 November, 3pm GMT (10am EST) Register

Our tutorials include:

  • How to do a basic search - Quickly find high-quality information in your area of interest within the sciences of food and health.
  • How to use the thesaurus to search - Make sure you find all of the relevant studies, using our extensive food and beverage-focused thesaurus to discover and combine relevant keywords for your search.
  • How to do an advanced search - Drill down into only the most relevant results, and pinpoint exactly the information you need.
  • A question and answer session with the presenter

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. 

  • Best Practice guidance, Friday 13 November, 3pm GMT (10am EST) Register

Our tutorials include:

  • Purposes and complications of literature searching – We’ll look at the context of how information can found and accessed, and challenges researchers face in the current information landscape.
  • Characteristics of a good search – Knowing what to aim for is key to getting there, so we’ll discuss both what those characteristics are why they are crucial for producing a good literature review, and important to any literature search activity.
  • Strategies to help you search well – Explore strategies and tools that help translate the theory into practice.  
  • A question and answer session with the presenter.