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Research Literature Search Training​​​

​On August 2, 2012, Research offered ODOT employees Literature Search Training. To learn more, click on the recorded webcast below and download the handouts.

Media Site Link:
To view the training, please click on the following link:

Link to Webcast


Download Slides with Space for Notes

Download Full Version of Slides

Transportation Reserach Board (TRB) Publication:

Download Literature Searches and Literature Reviews for Transportation Research Projects: How to search, Where to Search and How to Put It All Together. Current Practices

This Transportation Board publication is intended for all transportation researchers, including university investigators, graduate students, consultants and practitioners at state and federal transportation agencies. In addition, it will be useful to research sponsors when conducting initial literature searches and evaluating literature reviews to determine the quality of the products received. 

ORIL Research Idea General Literature Searches:

Evaluating Pre-stressed Concrete Box Beams.docx

Pavement Rehabilitation Strategies for Deep Strength Profile Roadways.docx

Snow and Ice Control for Local Highways.docx

Structural Benefit of Concrete Paving of Steel Culvert Inverts.docx

Synthesis of Research on Load Capacity of Concrete Slabs with no Plans.docx

Synthesis Study of Current RUMA Practices among Local Government Agencies.docx




If you have any questions, or would like assistance with literature searching, contact:


Zona Kahkonen Keppler,