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Library Strategies, Tips, and Techniques: How to Access More Info for Free

Presenter: Richard Le, Reference Librarian

Finding reliable medical information online can be a daunting task. Having an effective research strategy can save you valuable time and resources. In this presentation, the speaker, Richard Le, will show you how to obtain journals online, access various health databases and web resources, use Google Scholars effectively, and tap into government health databases. Also, you will learn effective research techniques, practical tips, and methods to a the subscription journals you want for free.

Richard Le is a reference librarian. He teaches information literacy, electronic resources, and research methodology classes. Richard received his Master in Library & Information Science degree from San Jose State University in 2008 and has worked for several urban library systems in Bay Area (for example, San Jose Public, San Rafael Public, and San Mateo County Libraries). He currently develops training materials for the library, serves on numerous technology-related committees, and is a frequent speaker at professional and trade conferences nationwide.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Find sources for free journals online
  • Use Library databases for medical information and research
  • Use National Institute of Health (NIH) databases to locate health information
  • Four ways to request articles from Library
  • Use Google Scholars to retrieve full-text articles
  • Overview on medical resources on the web


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