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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13.21mm | 400g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0761968105
  • 9780761968108
  • 470,300

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
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About Chris Hart

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