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Demystifying the Literature Review: Web of Science, Scopus, and Other Science Databases In-Person

The research you are doing right now stands on centuries of modern scientific journals and books, and sometimes, it can be challenging to figure out what to prioritize in your article or paper's introduction — not to mention to find everything you need to cite. This is a 60-minute workshop centered on doing literature reviews in the Web of Science, Scopus, and other science databases.

We will discuss:

- How thorough you need to be (and the types of background research reviews to consider)

- How to locate important preexisting review papers

- Advanced search techniques in databases that will bring your work to the next level

Learning objectives:

Participants will identify how background research overviews fit into the broader category of review writing in the sciences.

Participants will use library resources to locate preexisting review papers in an area.

Participants will use advanced search techniques to construct a search, and they will save their results, in the Web of Science, Scopus, and other databases relevant to the attendees' research areas.

Any student who participates in at least 3 library workshops during the Spring 2023 semester will be eligible for a prize. Learn more about the Workshop Incentive Program.

Thursday, April 20, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Seminar Room S57 (Lower Level)
  Marx Science and Social Science Library  

Registration is required. There are 13 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Kayleigh Bohemier
Jennifer Snow