Need a refresher on literature searching?

Lewis Library is proud to present Introduction to Literature Searching, a free Canvas course available for UNTHSC students, faculty and staff.

This course is designed to walk you through the process of conducting an in-depth literature search, from developing a search question to saving your search results using EndNote. There are five modules that can be completed in sequence, or assigned separately:

  1. Developing a Well-Constructed Research Question: Evidence Based Practice & Clinical Questions
  2. Developing a Well-Constructed Research Question: Non-Clinical Questions
  3. Conducting a Literature Search
  4. Evaluating Search Results
  5. Citation Management Using EndNote

The course takes approximately 2 to 4 hours to complete. There is no limit to the number of students, faculty and staff that can take the course at the same time. It is entirely self-paced and can be taken or assigned at any time throughout the semester.

For faculty, we recommend assigning the course as homework over several class sessions. Each module contains a short assignment which librarians can “grade” and return to your students with feedback.

In order to enroll yourself or your students, email us at We will need a list of names and EUIDs for all participants in order to add them as students in the course. This information will be kept entirely confidential and will only be used by the Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) to enroll students.

We hope you find this new course useful and please contact us if you have any questions!