Answered By: Ming Guang Han Last Updated: Jun 12, 2015 Views: 1500
Doing a Literature review differs from discipline to discipline and depends on the purpose of the literature review, so it is highly advisable you consult your supervisor or arrange a advisory session with your resource librarian in a specific area.
However for starters the following guides might be useful
- Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students by NCSU Libraries - excellent basic overview of what are literature reviews and how to conduct one.
- 6 Things You Should Do When Starting On Your Thesis - Short piece suggesting 6 things you should considering doing when writing a thesis.
- 5 ways to use an existing relevant paper to identify other related works - Is your search bringing up a lot of irrelevant results? Afraid of missing out on relevant papers? Try these advanced technique to identify related papers using existing ones you already identified.
- 5 general tips on finding statistical data - Need statistics?
- What should I use? FindMore@NUSL vs Google Scholar vs Specialised Subject databases - Some discussion of the pros and cons of these search systems.
Need to brush up on searching techniques, search tricks & sources?
- Formulating Your Search Strategy: Learn How to Search Effectively - basic guide on how to use standard search operators.
- How to get more relevant results with FindMore@NUSL - Our powerful "One search" FindMore@NUSL covers over 330 million items (as of Dec 2012), use the techniques here to get even more relevant results.
- Find full-text when searching with Google Scholar, PubMed and using the proxy bookmarklet - Like to seach using Google Scholar or PubMed? Set it up so you can easily access full-text via our subscriptions. Or perhaps you googled directly to the publisher or ejournal site and was asked to pay? If so use the proxy bookmarklet for access!
Other subject specific resources
- For Chinese & Area Studies guides , Engineering guides, Science guides, Music guides , Design & Environment guides, Law guides , Humanities guides , Social Science guides
Of course these resources just give you a starting point, do let us know if you need more specific help.
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