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Graduate Student Intro to Digital Library Resources Workshop

Graduate Student Intro to Digital Library Resources Workshop In-Person

Location: EAST CAMPUS - EC*203 Graduate Student Lounge

Tailored for graduate students, this workshop will introduce key databases that provide access to the scholarly literature relevant for various Kean graduate programs. Attendees will explore advanced searching strategies for retrieval of articles, books, ebooks, statistics, and more. This workshop will give graduate students the opportunity to ask questions related to their own research projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • The workshop will guide participants through the use of WorldCat Discovery to search for and access books, ebooks, articles, multimedia, Open Educational Resources, and more.
  • The workshop will highlight key subject-focused resources accessible through the Databases A-Z page.
  • The workshop will cover Periodicals A-Z as an entry point to the digital periodicals collection.
  • The workshop will feature basic to advanced database searching strategies that will produce relevant search results for topics of interest.
  • The workshop will introduce how members of the Kean community may use Google Scholar to access full-text articles for free through Kean's library databases.
  • The workshop will introduce common productivity functions -- such as, search alerts, citation alerts, and journal alerts -- available through many databases.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be aware of and able to access the search interfaces for WorldCat Discovery and more than 250 multidisciplinary and subject-focused databases to which Kean University subscribes.
  • Participants will be able to develop and implement database search strategies that will help them access relevant books/ebooks, journal articles, data, and other relevant information sources.
  • Participants will be able to revise Google Scholar settings in order to access "Full Text @ Kean University."
  • Participants will be able to set up search alerts, citation alerts, journal alerts, and other database productivity functions.
  • Participants will be aware of and able to access research and learning support through LibChat as well as appointments with librarians and tutors/coaches from Writing Services, Tutoring, and the Public Speaking Lab.

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Monday, February 6, 2023
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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