Library & Information Studies Fall Course Offering – Power Searching!

LIS 640-007, 008, 009: Topic: Power Searching (1 cr; meets session FEE; Online 10/5-11/08)

This course centers on the search skills and competencies necessary for in-depth literature searching in specialized databases. It is intended for people in any field of study, from the humanities through the sciences, who need to do a “deep dive” into large bodies of scholarly publications. Possible reasons for doing this include (but are not limited to) literature reviews; systematic reviews; dissertations; and books. The class meets twice a week for 75 minutes over 5 weeks, with the second session every week being a hands-on lab session. Students can customize their learning to focus on particular outputs in particular domains.

For more information, including course requisites, follow this link and click ‘Search’! This course will be the top search result.

Questions can be directed to Catherine Smith at