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Finding Sources for Your Research Paper or Article’s Introduction and Background Online

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 work's introduction — not to mention find everything you need to cite. This is a 60-minute workshop for anyone in the sciences facing these challenges. 


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 or Scopus.


NEW: Any student who participates in at least 3 library workshops during the fall 2021 semester will be eligible for a prize! How it works: Register for a library workshop or tour. After you have attended at least 3, a librarian will contact you with information about how to pick up your prize. Learn more about this incentive program at: guides.library.yale.edu/WorkshopIncentiveProgram.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Science Hill
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Graduate Students     Marx Science and Social Science Library     Research Lifecycle Series     Research Skills     Undergraduate Students  
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Kayleigh Bohemier