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Library Research Tools

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Martha Kreszock 

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Course Description

Maximize your library research and improve your efficiency. You will be introduced to creating personal accounts to manage and share your resources, setting up alerts and RSS feeds to stay current with the literature, and the benefits of citation management tools (and what they are). This one-hour session targets graduate students in the College of Education but is open to all.

About the Course

Learning Community: Belk Library and Information Commons
Workshop Type: Web Conference
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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Participants will learn how to:
  • Set up a personal account in a database
  • Create folders and sub-folders to organize information
  • Share folders
  • Save and retrieve relevant articles and titles
  • Save and retrieve searches and search strategies
  • Set up alerts and RSS feeds to keep current with the latest information
  • Evaluate and select a citation management system


  • This session will be conducted in a Blackboard Collaborate web-conferencing room. You may participate from any Internet-connected computer, on or off-campus. You are not required to have a webcam or microphone to participate, but it may enhance your experience to have them. Once you register for the workshop you will be sent additional information on preparing for this workshop.

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