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Originally presented August 4, 2021

In order to better serve our library users, librarians need to think more creatively when assisting a user with a research topic.

In this webinar, librarian Christopher Brown goes beyond thinking about what resources to search and focuses on how to think about searching, sharing real search examples to illustrate the points made.

Libraries Unlimited is pleased to offer a special 20% discount on Chris' book, Librarian's Guide to Online Searching Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction, 6th Edition, to webinar attendees on direct orders through abc-clio.com

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Library Search Strategies

Christopher C. Brown

Christopher C. Brown, Professor, is Reference Librarian and Coordinator of Government Documents at the University of Denver, Main Library. He is author of several books, including Mastering United States Government Information: Sources and Services (Libraries Unlimited). His newest book, published June 2021, is Librarian's Guide to Online Searching: Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction (6th edition, Libraries Unlimited). In addition, Chris has taught as an adjunct professor in the University of Denver Library School program for over 20 years.

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