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Research Basics: an open academic research skills course

Lesson 3: Managing information overload

After you feel confident selecting search terms and constructing a search string, you’ll find yourself with a list of search results that might look great—or might be overwhelming. In this lesson, you’ll learn strategies for managing information overload. 

After watching the videos below, you can take the practice quiz for this lesson to test what you've learned. Take the quiz as many times as you need before moving on to the next lesson. You can download the script for the videos to help you study.

Practice Quiz

Watch the introduction to Lesson 3

Watch Part 1: Project planning / your search results / narrowing search results

Watch Part 2: Narrowing search results

Watch Part 3: Too few results / staying organized / citation management

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