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Literature searching

Category: Research Workshops

Tags: faculty, graduate students, literature, postdocs, research

Join NCSU Librarians and campus partners to learn about important research skills for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergraduates doing research.

In this session, you will learn how to do effective literature searching using search tools tailored to your area of research.  Avoid fruitlessly wasting time with unfocused Internet searches and learn to use professional tools and search strategies.  The workshop will cover a general research database while pointing out subject-specific tools relevant to the participants.

Workshop Pre-Requisites

Available to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or undergraduates working on research projects.

Workshop Handouts

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KeywordSearchTips-Feb2016.pdf (274707 bytes) Keyword Search Tips
LitSearchWorksheet--2016Feb.rtf (56775 bytes) Planning your Literature Search

Online Resources


Cannot attend one of the currently scheduled times?

Please contact us to schedule this workshop or a personal consultation.

Sep 2, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
14 seats remaining.


Sep 6, 2016
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
14 seats remaining.


Sep 8, 2016
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
11 seats remaining.


Sep 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
16 seats remaining.


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