New PDF release: Doing Your Literature Review: Traditional and Systematic

By Jill Jesson, Lydia Matheson, Fiona M. Lacey

ISBN-10: 1848601530

ISBN-13: 9781848601536

This hugely available publication publications scholars during the creation of both a standard or a scientific literature evaluate, in actual fact explaining the adaptation among the 2 different types of overview, the benefits and drawbacks of either, and the abilities wanted.

It provides sensible recommendation on studying and organizing suitable literature and severely assessing the reviewed box. Contents comprise utilizing libraries and the net, observe making, presentation, severe research, and referencing, plagiarism, and copyright.

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Uk/) only provides electronic access to theses from those institutions that participate in the service. Materials not available in your own library If your library does not have the specific resources you require, then you may be able to use interlibrary loan services or you may be able to visit other libraries to access the information that you need. Make sure you speak to someone in your own library to find out the next steps for obtaining information available elsewhere. Summary This chapter began with an introduction to the keyword phase of information search and advised you to keep a record of the search activity.

The range of information sources available for complex searches In the following sections we work through the range of resources available to you. This guidance will be particularly useful for postgraduates working on a doctoral thesis or undertaking a systematic review. As Wade et al. (2006: 92) noted, ‘information retrieval is an essential component of the systematic review process, analogous to the data collection phase of a primary research study’. 2: •• •• •• •• •• •• Library catalogue. Digital library/electronic library.

Indd 26 27/01/2011 10:07:15 AM searching for information Developing online searches by identifying keywords and creating a search record Identifying keywords Subject librarians often refer to ‘keywords’ when searching databases. When you type in a search, rather than typing in a phrase or sentence, you will need to identify some keywords from your research topic. This enables the database to search for these words to retrieve relevant records. You might readily identify some keywords from your search topic – these are known as ‘natural language’ words.

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