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Cheatsheet to Library Resources for the Literature Review: Overview

Library Resources for the Literature Review

The Walden Library has a number of resources to help you with your Literature Review. 

The best place to start is the Library's Guide to Capstone Literature Reviews

Once you've had a look at that, feel free to explore some of the other resources available such as webinars, or make an appointment with a Librarian to talk more about your research strategy. 

Library Tips for the Literature Review: 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.

Video: Exhausting the Literature (YouTube)

Recorded May 2018 (36 min 19 sec)
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How to Find a Gap in the Literature

In this webinar designed for Ph.D. students, we will discuss a five-step strategy for using exploratory library research to find a gap in the literature followed by a practical demonstration in the Walden Library databases.

Video: How to Find a Gap in the Literature (YouTube)

Recorded May 2018 (50 min 22 sec)
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PSYC 9000 Library Lab

Covers how to conduct library research for the dissertation, including finding a gap, how to search the databases, how and when to use Google Scholar, and also how you know when you have exhausted the literature.

Video: PSYC 9000 Library Lab (YouTube)

Recorded April 2018 (80 min 15 sec)

Advanced Library Research for Psychology Students

Learn more advanced strategies to get relevant results in our psychology databases. This also covers how to effectively use Thoreau (the Library's multi-database search tool), Google Scholar, and how to search for methodologies and theories. 

Video: Advanced Library Research for Psychology Students (YouTube)

Recorded March 2019 (56 min 50 sec)
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One-on-One Help for Doctoral Study and Dissertation Students