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- There are many differences between searching by keyword or by subject. Refine your searching skills by learning when to choose one or the other.
- Google Scholar is a handy tool for searching academic articles from a variety of sources across many disciplines. However, if you're using it from off-campus, you'll often get prompted to pay for the full text of articles. Check out our guide on how to configure Google Scholar in order to access Library resources.
- Instead of repeating your searches to keep up-to-date on the latest journal articles (or dissertations!), set up RSS feed alerts to have them sent directly to you.
- There are a variety of ways you can connect with our team of librarians to help help at all stages of your research.
- The Library offers a variety of workshops on research topics including improving your searching skills, data services, author's rights, citation management, and much more! Workshops are located in Library 314, are hands-on, and limited to less than one hour.