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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

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.

Not sure what citation software to use?


Free, open-source, and works very well.
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Powerful and customizable, student discount available. 
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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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