International Workshop

Literature Review Made Easy for Researcher

Literature Searching Techniques, Critical Review and Developing Literature Review Using EndNote X7 and NVIVO V.10


Research Center for Training & Development (RCTD) offers a wide range of training and development opportunities for the researchers. RCTD is regularly conducting workshops since the last three years, to train the faculty/researchers in planning, conducting and publishing high quality research.


RCTD is organizing an international workshop "Literature Review Made Easy” on 7th & 8th of November, 2014 (Friday-Saturday) through High Definition Video Conferencing. The first day of the workshop is designed to understand the advanced browsing and searching techniques for relevant literature from print and digital sources manually as well through a commuter assisted program Endnote X7 to get references and full text articles. The researchers will do practice sessions/exercises during the workshop to search their relevant literature from the databases.


The second day of the workshop will focus on critical review and development of the literature, including evaluating and synergizing knowledge contents. The laborious and hectic way of doing literature review is now changed into systematic way of doing using NVIVO V.10. We will be using a specialized software for organization of literature, systematic review and development of the literature. The researchers can import their hundreds of articles, run text queries, identify themes, link themes and visualize/analyze  in NVIVO V.10. The workshop is a blend of lectures, presentations and hands on practice sessions using EndNote X7 and NVIVO V.10.


RCTD will provide all the softwares for practice sessions. The participant will also get a certificate of participation and a dvd of workshop recordings for reinforcement of learning. The researchers from Universities, Research Institutes, R&D Organizations and Social Sector Organizations can participate individually or institutional in their own auditorium/office/home from anywhere around the world. The individual participant can participate using a laptop/desktop computer connected with internet. For institutional registration and arrangements, contact us through email ( or Call us (+92 3224309974, +971 551192657, +1 905 487 1733). For institutional participation, the conferencing arrangements include high definition audio/video, split screen/multiple screens feature, live practice session booth, instant interactivity tools, audience pools and multiple choice exercise feature. Kindly Visit: (video conferencing)



Literature Searching from Print and Digital Sources

  • Browsing and Searching Relevant Literature
  • Extracting Relevant Literature from the Libraries
  • Libraries Classification, Worldwide index of Library Catalogs
  • Online Searching Techniques
  • Exercise on Boolean Operators, Phrase Searching, Truncation / Wildcard Searching
  • Proximity Searching, Focusing / Limiting a Search
  • Exercise on General Search Engines & Scholarly Search Engines
  • Google,Yahoo, Google Scholar, Infomine, Librarians’ Internet Index, Intute, Pinakes,
  • Business Research, ISI Web of Science
  • Exerciseon Literature Searching from Subject Directories
  • Exerciseon Literature Searching from Online Data Bases
  • ERIC, Agricola, Medline, EconLit, PsychINFO
  • Stat-USA,UN Common Database
  • Science Direct, Emerald, JSTOR etc.


Literature Searching using EndNote X7

  • Introduction to EndNote X7
  • Browsing Digital Databases through EndNote X7
  • Online Databases (Science Direct, Emerald, JSTOR etc.) access to EndNote X7
  • Open Search using EndNote X7 for References and Full Text Articles
  • Citation and Referencing in Research- Research Ethics
  • Referencing using EndNote X7
  • Cite While you Write Feature 
  • Hands on Session using EndNote X7



Developing Literature Review                 

  • Literature Review – What and Why
  • Evaluating Sources for Relevance and Reliability
  • Reading Critically-Exercise
  • Analyzing and Synthesizing Findings
  • Writing and Presenting Literature Review
  • Citing Sources in Text and Reference list / Bibliography
  • Avoiding Plagiarism


Literature Review using NVIVO V. 10

  • Introduction of NVIVO V.10
  • Importing and Coding Documents 
  • Developing Literature Review Using NVIVO V.10
  • Working with your Themes and Ideas and Shaping your Findings
  • Importing and Coding Additional Sources (Audio & Video files) 
  • Exploring your Data
  • Models and Relationships 
  • Visualizing your Data
  • Reporting and Presenting your Findings
  • Hands on Session using NVIVO V.10


International Research Faculty


Professor Dr. Muhammad Ramzan

Director Library-LUMS

Higher Education Research Supervisor

Expert in Literature Searching Techniques and Critical Review  of Literature

Advisor/Trainer, RCTD


Professor Dr. Murali Krishna

Former Chief Consultant Offshore Programs in

Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi,

Research Supervisor

Acclaimed and Well Published Researcher

Former JNTU Director [R&D] 

Area of Expertise Critical Review of Literature

Trainer, RCTD


Dr. Schehar Bano


Department of Literature Searching & References Library

In Charge

Research Support Services for Plagiarism Detection & Management using turnitin

Trainer, RCTD


Dr. Syeda Amber

Senior Researcher

Aga Khan University

University of Calgary

Expert of NVIVO V.10

Consultant for Qualitative Data Analysis

Trainer, RCTD


Professor Dr. M. A. Salih

University of Illinois (PhD)

Research Supervisor

Acclaimed and Well Published Researcher


Research Center for Training & Development


Program Information


Date: 7-8 November, 2014 (Friday-Saturday)

Time: 9:30am-4:00pm Dubai, UAE

Individual Participant: Rs. 3000/participant

International Participant: US$ 200/participant

Institutional Participation: Rs. 40,000 (up to 40 participants)


Note: The Universities/Institutes are requested to organize this International level workshop in their own computer lab/auditorium. The host institute does not require to have any conferencing facility, the conferencing facility will be provided by RCTD. For Institutional participation and arrangements, contact us (+971 551192657, +92 3224309974, +1 6477176994, +1 9054871733) or 


Registration and Payment details


For registration send us the following details on .  The registered participant will receive all the payment details in a formal invoice.

Full Name with Initials Mr./Ms./Mrs./Dr.


Discipline/Area of Research:


Phone/Cell: For Courier

Postal Address: For courier of Certificate and a DVD of Workshop recordings


RCTD PayPal Account for International Participants/Universities 

The participant will also get


  •         Resource Material (soft copy through email)
  •         Certificate of Participation (through courier)
  •         Software and workshop recordings (through courier)


How to participate?


The confirmed participant/university will receive a confirmatory email from RCTD. The email will have a workshop join link. The participant will click the join link on the day of workshop on the time mentioned, after clicking, the setup will start and after 2-3 minutes, the participant will be connected with live HD Video Conferencing of the workshop. For institutional participation arrangements, kindly visit: (video conferencing) 



Desktop computer/Laptop P4 or latest

Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Mac

Internet connectivity

A set of Headphone & Mic (connect to your computer)


Who Should Enrol?

  • Researcher of Academia
  • Research Associate
  • Researchers of Publishing Departments
  • Researchers of R&D Organizations
  • Researchers of Social Sector Organizations


For any questions or concerns, please contact one of our offices for assistance.


Managing Director (MD)
Office: +92 0322 4309974

Fax:     +92 42 35224305

Skype: research.rctd  


RCTD INC., North America Head Office

SKegby Road, Brampton ON L6V2T9, Canada

Office: +1 905487 1733

Fax:     +16477176994


RCTD INC., Asia/ Gulf Region Office

PO Box 54816 Abu Dhabi, UAE

217J1 Wapda Town, Lahore

Office: +97 1551192657, +92 3224309974