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U ST 301: Orientation and Introduction to Academic Research

McNair Seminar I

Things Grad Students Wish They Had Learned Earlier

1. How to do meaningful searches for scholarly literature

2. How to know where / which databases to search

3. How to keep track of what you've found



Hi! These pages have been developed for your USt 301 class, and are meant to help you understand the literature search process and find research material relevant to your McNair Seminar assignments. I'm Susan Vega Garcia, the librarian working with your class.

Contact me: Have questions or need help after our session?  Let me know! You can contact me by sending me ISU email at with your questions.

~Susan VG

Your Librarian

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Susan A. Vega García
Assistant Dean, Inclusion & Equity
Associate Professor
150 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames IA 50011
(515) 294-4052