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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


  • Install R and RStudio at no cost, or use 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

Related LibGuide: R for Business Guide by Kevin Thomas

Thursday, October 12, 2023
10:30am - 1:00pm
Yablon Financial Resources Lab, room 244
Lippincott Library
Paper writing , R
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R Advanced: Automate your Literature Search