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Literature Searches

Librarians use their expertise to select the right database and generate a list of references and abstracts (when available) tailored to your specific interests. 

  • Topics of ongoing interest can be set up as alerts (regular updates are sent automatically)
  • Turnaround time - 24 hours - most searches started immediately and sent as soon as completed. Actual times may vary depending on time of receipt, staff availability, system availability and the complexity of the search(es).

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Search Assistance

Expert search assistance is also available for those wishing to do their own searches.  Reference Librarians will:

  • help you choose the right resources for your search
  • work with you to fine-tune your search strategies
  • assist you in locating print and other resources
  • answer other information-related questions.
  • be your advocate for issues relating to the library's collection
  • help you find and use key bibliographic tools in your area
  • See the Class Schedule for searching instruction