How To Do Literature Search And Review Effectively?
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Learn the skills you need to identify and present the context, relevance, and background for your research problem in one of the most critical steps in your publication journey.
What you learn
The techniques for evaluating information sources
Methods for drafting a comprehensive literature review
The most effective online search tools and techniques
Top formal and informal channels to obtain information
Your research is part of a wider scientific landscape, where new relevant papers are regularly published in your field. You cannot rule out the possibility that your research topic has already been addressed in a recently published paper. In fact, one of the most frequent reasons for rejection by journals is that the study is a duplication of work that’s already been published. This makes it critical to keep up with published works in your field and use a structured search strategy to ensure you don’t overlook similar publications.
This detailed program explains the step-by-step process of conducting a literature search and drafting a comprehensive review. The course includes quick and useful tips that will explain how to look through citations, formulate top keywords, use reference managers, identify relevant journals, and follow alerts. It also lists the many sources for relevant information and describes online tools and techniques to refine your search. With this course, you will be able to provide the necessary context for your work, highlight its relevance and pave the path for a successful research study.