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Demystifying the Literature Review: Physical and Earth Sciences Focus In-Person / 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 article or paper'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.

Any student who participates in at least 3 library workshops during the fall 2022 semester will be eligible for a prize. Learn more about the Workshop Incentive Program.

Thursday, November 10, 2022
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
17HH Library Classroom 07
  Marx Science and Social Science Library  
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Kayleigh Bohemier
Jennifer Snow