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Accessing Research After Graduation

Workshop Information


Congratulations graduate! We’re so excited for you! But did you know that when you leave CSUDH, the access you've enjoyed to many research databases will come to an end? So what happens when you have a need for quality research after graduation for an internship or career, but aren't enrolled in a university? Google Scholar is great, but only gets you so far before you run into a price tag. Thankfully, more and more researchers are making their work available to all for free, and we can help you find it. Attend this drop-in workshop to learn strategies for finding quality research and information post-graduation using Open Access tools. Specifically you'll learn more about:

  • Freely available scholarly resources such as the Directory of Open Access Journals, PubMed Central, and SocArxiv

  • Setting up alerts for journals in your field to stay informed

  • Tech tools to find freely available versions of articles as you search


All workshops will be held in the Library's Co-Lab located in the library breezeway.

  • May 2nd, 3-4:00pm
  • May 3rd, 12-1:00pm


Creative Commons License This guide was created by Carolyn Caffrey Gardner and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.