Finding the Gap in the Literature through Exploratory Research: In this webinar, we talk about how to use exploratory research to identify a gap in the literature. We will look specifically at how to identify broad concepts with your area of interest and how to use Library resources to survey current literature and identify opportunities for further research. We will explore a sample topic in Thoreau and PsycINFO while covering tips and tricks for narrowing your topic and preparing for your literature review.
Finding Literature for the Lit Review: In this webinar, we talk about how to use Library resources to locate current literature on your topic. We cover what databases to use, how to find keywords and subject terms, when to use full-text, peer-review, and date limiters (and when not to), how to use Document Delivery Service, how to find recent articles using citation chaining and alerts, how to find studies that use a specific methodology, how to find out what tests and measures, how to find information on theories, and how and when should you use Google Scholar.
Library Tips for the Literature Review: Doing research for a literature review can be a daunting task. If you're looking for a few tips and tricks to help make the whole process more manageable, then you should watch this webinar! We'll discuss where to search, how to search, and how to keep track of everything you find.
Library Tips for the Literature Review (Series) -- Developing a Search Strategy: Where do you start looking for literature for your literature review? We talk about how to develop a search strategy for exploring your topic that will cover how to select relevant databases, how to conduct a basic search, how to find the full-text of articles, and when and how to use Google Scholar.
Library Tips for the Literature Review (Series) -- Staying Organized: During the course of your library research you may come across hundreds of articles to consider for your literature review. How do you stay organized? We'll talk about keeping a search log, utilizing the Writing Center's Literature Review Matrix, and take a look at what citation management software can do for you.
Library Tips for the Literature Review (Series) -- Exhausting the Literature: How do you know when you have exhausted the literature for your literature review? We'll explore advanced search techniques to make sure that you have been exposed to all literature in the field on your topic and discuss some indicators that you have reached the finish line. Exhausting the Literature: Self-Evaluation Checklist