Doing a Literature Search
provides a practical and comprehensive guide to searching the literature on any topic within the social sciences. The book will enable you to search the literature effectively, identifying useful books, articles, statistics and many other sources of information.
Split into three parts, Doing a Literature Search takes you through the process step-by-step:
- Part 1 introduces the literature search, talking you through the organisation, planning and searching steps
- Part 2 explores literature types, giving you an overview of materials you can use and how to find them
- Part 3 takes you a step further, demonstrating advanced searching techniques along with using the internet.
Whether you're looking to do a quick (indicative) literature search, or carry out a comprehensive search of literature, this handy guide gives you the tools and structure to undertake successful research.
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Chris Hart is Senior Lecturer in Management and Organizational Studies at the University of Central England, Birmingham.
PART ONE: BASIC KNOWLEDGE: ORGANIZATION OF THE LITERATURE, PLANNING TECHNIQUES AND SEARCH MANAGEMENT The Purpose of Searching the Literature Search Preparation and Planning Search Management PART TWO: LITERATURE TYPES: WORKING THROUGH THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL FRAMEWORK Quick Reference Materials Finding Books and Bibliographies Finding Journal Articles Finding Grey Literature Finding Official Publications, Statistics and Archives Finding Citations and Reviews PART THREE: USING INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: MORE ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNIQUES Using the Internet for Literature Searching Advanced Searching Techniques