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What is a literature search?
A systematic and thorough search of published literature in order to collect information about a particular topic.
Why do we do literature searches?
- Create research proposals
- Collect evidence on effectiveness of clinical treatments
- To make a clinical decision
- Gather information for presentations
Export citations to RefWorks from various databases
When you find articles of interest in a database or search engine, bibliographic management programs such as RefWorks or EndNote make it easy to create a personal collection of references (citations and/or articles) and cite them in your document in the citation style of your choice.
Getting started with RefWorks
See the RefWorks LibGuide for instruction on how to:
- Create a RefWorks account
- Log in to your RefWorks account (on or off campus)
- Get help with Write N Cite for Windows or Mac
RefWorks Home Page
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Never pay for an article. Ask me, or request it through lnterlibrary Loan.
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