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Getting Started With Your Literature Search

Beginning Your Literature Search

As you get started with researching your topic, we have:

  • Definitions for some of the common terms used in describing types of articles.
  • Recommendations for library databases and other resources to help with finding information on your topic.
  • Suggestions on using features of the library databases to save time and improve your experience.
  •  A note about using a citation manager to help organize your work and speed progress with your final paper.
  • A reminder that library staff are available to help in answering questions about finding and using information resources.


Library Assistance is Available

When you have a question about using the libraries or finding information, we hope that you will ask.

Each department has a librarian subject liaison and library staff across campus are available to help with using library materials.  The librarians prepare subject guides to help with finding information in that area.  Also, there are guides on special topics, including using the New York Times Online and Citation Managers for Research Organization.

These staff members are glad to try to help.  They can --- for example --- give specific recommendations on databases, talk about search terms, help with finding sources, and explain about library services.  You are welcome to send an e-mail, call, schedule an appointment, or stop by.

Library Chat help is available many hours during the week and can be a good way to get a question quickly answered.

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