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UT Libraries Invites Local Non-Profits to Research Workshop, Feb. 22

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries invites East Tennessee non-profit organizations to register for a free workshop on finding and accessing the latest research. At a half-day event, February 22 in the John C. Hodges Library, participants will receive one-on-one research assistance and access to peer-reviewed journals.

Attendees will learn how to find data and statistics and how to gather evidence to inform or improve their organizations’ services, sustainability, strategic planning, and assessment activities.

Articles in peer-reviewed academic journals can help non-profits identify best practices to benefit their organizations and their clients, but those articles are often locked behind paywalls. The UT Libraries subscribes to thousands of databases that give university faculty and students entrée to this scholarly literature. Following the workshop, participating non-profits also will be granted access to 20 peer-reviewed articles, at no charge, over the next six months.

Two representatives from each agency may register for the workshop at Participation is limited, so agencies should register as soon as possible. Registration closes on February 14. The event is free, and free parking and lunch will be provided by the UT Libraries.

For more information, contact Rachel Caldwell, Scholarly Communication Librarian at the UT Libraries ( or 865-974-6107).

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