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Research Workshop: Metasearch, Unturning All Stones


Federated or meta search engines allow you to search multiple databases at one time. In searching numerous resources with just one query, simple or advanced, you can save time, and may encounter interesting results, for better ... or for worse.

This workshop looks at our federated search tools, namely Supersearch (Central Search), CU Libraries' Custom Search, and Google Scholar, with helpful hints on how to use them most effectively. We will explore how results cluster, ways to sort, refine your search, de-duplicate, and save or send. You will understand when it's best to use these powerful tools as you discover your preferences in research style.

We welcome your questions and experiences, if any, in using federated search engines and, due to limited space, ask for rsvps no later than Wednesday, February 6th.

Where: 302 Russell

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212) 678-3689, keller@tc.edu, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at (212) 678-3853 V/TTY.

  • Jennifer Govan
  • 678-3022
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