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Doing Advanced Research? Help Is On the Way at the Teaching Library

posted September 30, 1998

The Teaching Library is offering two free workshops for graduate students, upper division undergrads and others engaged in serious research. Both workshops will be held in 350C Moffitt Library, 3rd floor seminar room (near the Information Gateway). No registration is required. For information on workshops offered by the Teaching Library, call 643-9959 or see

Power Searching on Pathfinder

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1-3 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 14, 3-5 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1-3 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 27, 3-5 p.m.

Learn new techniques for finding materials in the campus libraries. Discover the powerful search features of Pathfinder, the Library's web-based catalog. Learn how to combine search terms; limit your search by language, date, format or library location; customize search results; and search content notes.

Previous attendance at a library workshop on Finding Books Using Pathfinder, or familiarity with basic Pathfinder searching, is required.

Electronic Resources Overview

Thursday, Oct. 1, 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, 3-5 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 16, 1-3 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 30, 1-3 p.m.

Looking for the full-text image of an article from a 1929 issue of the American Economic Review? How many times has the article you wrote for the Journal of Biological Chemistry been cited? Planning to survey California immigration case law?

The library provides access to a variety of electronic resources, including abstracting and indexing services and full-text electronic journals. Many of these resources are available from your home or office 24 hours a day.

With so many new resources out there, it is easy to feel out of the information loop. This workshop provides an overview of available resources, with short demonstrations of representative tools in various disciplines and in various formats (including JSTOR, Web of Science and Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe).


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