Knowledge Management and Referencing

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ECTS and Course type

ECTS: 1/3

Course type: Practical course

Target audience

MSc, MD, PhD; open to other programs.

Date and time

4-7 PM each session:

  • Tuesday 5 Feb, (Workshop 1)
  • Friday 8 Feb (Workshop 2) and  
  • Friday 15 Feb (Project and Discussion)



Learning outcome

At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Understanding the importance of organizing knowledge assets
  • Recognize the different search engines and methods
  • Weigh the value and select the appropriate citable reference
  • Use Mendeley to search, organize and cite published assets
  • Collaborate with others on organizing knowledge for publications


  • Definition and interpretation of knowledge
  • Searching for knowledge
  • Importance of citation, and its management
  • Key terms in the language of knowledge exchange
  • Mendeley Interface and functions
  • Referencing in Mendeley
  • Collaboration in Mendeley and outside
  • Customizing reference styles


The students will create a document with 5 sentences, each referring to a relevant reference, share these references with colleagues in a group. They will find a relevant journal and adapt the styles to its requirements.



  • Alfaar, A. S., & Nour, R. (2014). What a reference manager can add for a physician in web 2.0 era. The Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, 8(2), 55.
  • Amgad, M., & AlFaar, A. S. (2014). Integrating web 2.0 in clinical research education in a developing country. Journal of Cancer Education, 29(3), 536-540.


Further: None