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Improve how you search

Librarians are experts on how to find and access information. Let us share our skills with you!

Keyword vs. subject searching

  • There are many differences between searching by keyword or by subject. Refine your searching skills by learning when to choose between one or the other. 

What Google Scholar can do for you

  • 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. 

Current awareness

  • Instead of repeating your searches to keep current on the latest journal articles (or dissertations!), set up RSS feed alerts to have them sent directly to you. 

Find help

  • There are a variety of ways you can connect with our librarians for help at all stages of your research. 

Library workshops

  • 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 are offered frequently to fit your schedule.