Workshops (2/1 – 2/7)

Next week (2/1-2/7), join us for two online workshops:

  • Welcome to NYU Libraries (Online Workshop)

Tuesday, 2 February 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM (China Standard Time)

An overview of library resources during this time of remote access. Learn what is available to you electronically, and what you can expect for in-person access. How do you get books? Is the library “open”? What about study space? We want to welcome you to our spaces and let you know what to expect while we engage in remote learning.

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar

  • Intro to U.S. Research Libraries (Online Workshop)

Thursday, 4 February 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM (China Standard Time)

This session is for students who would like an overview of how to use the rich resources and services of an American-style research library. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about how an academic library works and learn how to connect with your subject specialist for more help.

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar. 

I hope you’ll be able to join us!

Why search for a “literature review” or “annotated bibliography”?

College research ain’t easy. It’s nothing like the papers from high school, because the training wheels are off. You are part of the academic conversation. New vocabulary, technical writing, and using citations to talk with scholars/professors about proof you have done your homework behind the thoughts.

Luckily, while not a short-cut, there is a wise tool to add to your skillset. In the library’s databases, you can search
“Literature review” AND “your topic”

Remember to use the double quote mark to help the computer ignore:

  1. literature without the reviews, 
  2. reviews that aren’t about your topic, and
  3. Articles that mention your topic but are not “literature reviews.”  (the image below is of a Venn diagram of literature AND review– with a subcircle inside the overlap for  “literature review” )

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