You can follow these steps and watch the video tutorials on this page to complete your literature search.
Questions? Contact a librarian and we can help.
You can start searching by visiting Lavery Library's home page, and using the Big Red Box.
Learn the basics of using the Library's Big Red Search Box!
This video is the first in a three-part series of Creating Search Statements. This video introduces the concept of selecting keywords from your research topic or question in order to search for library resources.
A library database is an organized collection of published information. In a database, you might find articles from scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers, or other types of information.
The library has specialized databases for many subjects, such as psychology, nursing, and history. You can choose a database that matches your subject to find information and resources for your literature search.
This is the second in the Creating Search Statements series and builds on Creating Search Statements: Find Keywords, in this tutorial you will learn how combine your keywords in order to search specific library databases.
It's important to get and stay organized when doing research. Here are some of Lavery Library's top suggestions for staying organized.
Using the article title and the Big Red Box to find full text of an article.
This video tutorial will teach you how to see who is citing your article.
Ready for the next step?