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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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Teaching and Learning Continuity

There is a range of tools and support to help you connect, teach, and learn during campus closures.

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Meet our literature search experts

Min-Lin Fang

Min-Lin Fang
Grants, Literature Searching, Systematic Reviews, EndNote, Zotero
Book Consultation

Peggy Tahir

Peggy Tahir
Copyright, Literature Searching, Systematic Reviews, EndNote, Zotero
Book Consultation

Evans Whitaker

Evans Whitaker
Clinical Queries, Literature Searching, Systematic Reviews, EndNote, Sciwheel, Zotero
Book Consultation

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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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