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Literature Research for DLA and CU SPUR: Welcome

On This Guide

Welcome to the Literature Research for Discovery Learning Apprenticeship (DLA) and CU SPUR Research Guide. Literature research, or finding and analyzing research articles, is an important aspect of conducting original research, and on this guide you will learn why.  You will also learn how to use CU Boulder Libraries databases to find research articles. 

This guide has five pages:
1. Welcome - Introduction to your librarians (this page).
2. What are research articles?
3. Cite research articles.
4. Find research articles.
5. Find other kinds of scientific and technical information.
6. Use Zotero to manage your sources and generate citations.

Your Librarians

Librarians are available to help you

  • refine your research question
  • develop successful keywords and search strategies 
  • identify appropriate sources and search tools 

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  • Prospector will be unavailable from May 19 through Spring 2024. 

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