Improve Search Results with Online Research Toolkit Workshop

For the past two years, the Research Toolkit workshops have been helping students do better research faster. Each of the eight workshops is designed to improve library research skills in an area that has been identified as a challenge for college students. Students from first-semester first-year to those finishing a dissertation have attended and had overwhelmingly positive things to say. Over the past two years, 95% of attendees have reported feeling more confident that they could apply the information or skill they learned in the workshop to their research projects.

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The regularly-scheduled Research Toolkit series will return in the fall semester, but help is still available to students who want to complete a workshop this summer. Stop Searching and Start Finding, the workshop that focuses on the fundamentals of searching scholarly databases for more effective, efficient searches, is available as an online workshop. The workshop is divided into six parts, each of which highlight a different aspect of searching databases.

The online workshop incorporates quizzes and has the option for students to include an email address to notify an instructor that they completed the workshop. The online workshop is available at For more information about this or any of the other Research Toolkit workshops, email