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Grad Student Workshop: Literature Reviews

Grad Student Workshop: Literature Reviews

Where: Merrill-Cazier Library, Room 122

When: Monday, February 27th, 12:00-1:00 pm OR Tuesday, February 28th, 3:30-4:30 pm

Writing a literature review for a term paper, thesis, or dissertation can feel daunting. Luckily, you have librarians to help you strategize your searching and organize what you find! This workshop will be offered twice, with content repeated at each session. RSVP for the workshop today! Light refreshments will be served.

This workshop will begin with an introduction to common lit review issues, including:

  • Defining your research question(s)
  • Setting the scope of your search
  • Developing appropriate search vocabulary
  • Choosing and using databases precisely
  • Synthesizing sources

In the second part of the session, librarians will lead breakout sessions by general discipline and answer your questions.

This workshop is appropriate for those who aren't sure where to start, as well as for those who are midway through a lit review for a course or thesis/dissertation.

Though the workshop will be held in a library computer lab, it is suggested that participants bring a personal laptop.

For questions, contact Rachel Wishkoski: or (435) 797-5371. RSVP for the workshop today!