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Searching the Literature: The Basics

Learn how to effectively search the literature with tips on asking questions, selecting resources, and developing search terms.

HSL Service Desk

The Service Desk provides direction from knowledgeable library staff about locations of material held in campus libraries, answers to questions about our holdings, advice about where to begin your searching and how to proceed, and quick assistance with searches.

Research Consultations

Research consultations are 30-60 minute meetings with a librarian to discuss your research.  Research consultations are reserved for those users who have a clear research question in mind and have already completed some initial searching.  If you're new to literature searching or just getting started, you can visit the Service Desk for help.

Library Workshops

HSL offers in-person and online workshops to set you up for success in your studies.