Time is your most precious resource. So If you find yourself "Googling" but not "finding" let us know! We want to help you:
If what you really need is a customized search and synthesis that will help you avoid "reinventing the wheel," or if you're concerned you might "miss something obvious" because you don't have enough time to search thoroughly, consider our search service.
We're quick and thorough, and we find sources others miss. Plus, we know how to focus only on the most relevant, current and reliable sources, and synthesize everything we find in ways that help you make decisions instead of throwing away more time on Google searches. The end result is a search customized to your precise needs. Use this search Request Form to request a literature search today. (Learn More...)
We will conduct a search for any VDOT employee (not just "researchers" ... but practitioners and decision makers too). Expert database searchers locate sources that are highly relevant and authoritative. Sources can include: technical reports, state DOT publications, conference papers, standards, white papers, proceedings, dissertations, and even PowerPoint or poster presentations. We also identify experts or national leaders and provide contact information so you can consult directly with technical experts. We deliver 30-50 searches a year and typically have multiple searches underway at once, so the more time we have to work on your search the better.
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Literature searches are typically added to our Library Catalog. See some examples from 2013-2016.
Is your work group interested in learning more about the benefits of library resources? If so we can visit with you in person or via Webinar and orient you with our collections and services. Contact us today at: Library@VDOT.virginia.gov.