Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Library Reopening Dashboard
Get the latest information on the status of library services and space.
 Ask a Question

Spark 001 - The Art of Attention (Varnot): Library Session

Library Session for The Art of Attention


By the end of this session, you will be able to

  • identify keywords from your research question (and generate more).
  • use basic search strategies adapted for Google Scholar & library databases.
  • use database functionality to refine searches and keep track of sources.

Library Session


Welcome (5 min.)

Part I: (15 min.)

  • Generating Keywords from Research Questions
  • Using Google Scholar; Google Scholar Demo

Part II: (15 min.)

  • Search Time: Google Scholar
  • Locate a potential resource

Part III: (15 min.)

  • Search Strategies for Library Databases AND/OR
  • Using U.S. Major Dailies; U.S. Major Dailies Demo

Part IV: (15 min.)

  • Search Time: U.S. Major Dailies
  • Locate a potential resource

Part V: (15 min.)

  • Debrief our search experience.
  • Other database options.
  • Respond to questions.

Conclude (5 min.)

  • Research Help
  • Exit Slip

Working Document

Selected Search Tools


Ask a Librarian

Profile Photo
Sara Davidson Squibb
Library Office 275D