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  • Workshop

R Advanced: Automate Your Literature Search

Struggling to develop a comprehensive set of terms for your literature search? This workshop will introduce the R package litsearchr, which automates the process of expanding a literature search by developing seed articles into a thorough search string.

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October 12, 2023, 10:30am - 1:00pm
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Yablon Financial Resources Lab, Room 244, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
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Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff

Struggling to develop a comprehensive set of terms for your literature search? This workshop will introduce the R package litsearchr, which automates the process of expanding a literature search by developing seed articles into a thorough search string.

  1. Decide whether automation would help​
  2. Develop potential keywords​
  3. Generate a Boolean search string

Prerequisites:

  • Install R and RStudio at no cost, or use the Penn Libraries’ on-site computers
  • Install packages in R: install.packages("remotes"); library(remotes); install_github("elizagrames/litsearchr", ref="main")
  • Be comfortable using basic R capabilities