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Search Labs: A Small Group Approach to Getting Help from a Librarian

December 13, 2019

New this spring semester, librarians at the HSL are offering small group consultations where you can get help with a few others with similar questions. The sessions are comparable to an individual appointment with a librarian, just in a small group setting. This allows librarians to assist more students, faculty, and staff more efficiently.

There are two types of Search Labs.

  • Basic Search Lab: Get help constructing a search strategy on health sciences topics and conducting a search in health sciences databases. Registration open to up to 10 attendees per session.
  • Systematic Review Search Lab: Get help constructing and/or conducting a search for a systematic or scoping review. This lab is focused on the searching aspect of systematic reviews, but may also touch on other aspects of reviews that affect or are affected by searching, such as PRISMA flowcharts and exporting and managing citations. Registration is open for up to 5 attendees per session.

For all labs, bring your topic and bring a device for searching (preferably a tablet or laptop), as computers are not provided.

Labs are scheduled once per week at various times/days. Registration is required but remains open until the start of the session.

To view dates/times of sessions and register to attend, please see our Workshops and Labs calendar.