Doing a Literature Search: A Comprehensive Guide for the Social Sciences

Doing a Literature Search: A Comprehensive Guide for the Social Sciences

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By (author) Chris Hart

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 194 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 242mm x 14mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 25 June 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0761968105
  • ISBN 13: 9780761968108
  • Sales rank: 274,779

Product description

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 the reader to search the literature effectively, identifying useful books, articles, statistics and many other sources of information. The text will be an invaluable research tool for postgraduates and researchers across the social sciences.

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Author information

Chris Hart is Senior Lecturer in Management and Organizational Studies at the University of Central England, Birmingham.

Table of contents

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