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Searching and Managing the Literature

UCSF Library’s Education and Research Librarian experts provide guidance on discovering resources and services that help you find and manage the  information you need for your education, research, and/or clinical care.

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Library instruction sessions

We can create custom instructional sessions for your course on a variety of topics. Let us know what you need.

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Meet our literature search experts

Peggy Tahir​
Peggy has worked as a librarian in academic medicine, hospitals, and the NIH. She consults on systematic reviews, searching the literature, information management, and copyright.
Josephine Tan
Josephine is an education and research librarian. She teaches curriculum-integrated literature searching skills and specializes in medical education research.
Nora Franco
Nora is a clinical research librarian. She provides teaching and research services to our diverse and distributed campus community with a focus on clinical support for staff at Zuckerberg SF General (ZSFG).
Leia Casey
Leia is an education and research librarian. She provides teaching and research services to our diverse and distributed campus community with a focus on the School of Nursing.

Not sure what citation software to use?

Zotero

Free, open-source, and works very well.
See our full guide and FAQ.

Endnote

Powerful and customizable, student discount available. 
See our full guide and FAQ.

We’re here to help

Contact us or search the Help Center for answers to frequently asked questions on searching the literature. Also see our hand-curated guides on a range of subjects.

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