A teaching tool

I found this 5-page handout rather useful.

Literature Search: A Librarian’s Handout to Introduce Tools, Terms and Techniques co-developed by Katy Kavanagh Webb, Head of Research & Instructional Services at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library, and Library Connect newsletter of Elsevier.

Each page of the handout can stand alone or be used together as a teaching tool that covers:

  • Keywords, operators and filters
  • Search tools
  • Types of literature
  • Evaluate information
  • Organize research

You may download the handout in PDF here.

“It’s not a replacement for librarian-led instruction,” says Katy, “but it can act as a calling card to introduce key concepts or as a leave-behind visual reminder to continue these best practices when we librarians are no longer in the room.” (Library Connect April 7, 2017)

About Di Su

Librarian at York College Library.
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One Response to A teaching tool

  1. Thanks Di!

    It’s a polished product and has a lot of good features. If you go to the Elsevier page for it there is also a poster version. https://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/literature-search-download-helpful-handout-library-users-their-most-desperate-hour

    What I would REALLY like is to have a modifiable version I could tweak for my setting.


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