Literature Reviews and Searching

Literature Reviews and Searching
Literature Review and Literature Searching
Western Alliance
Description

What is a literature review? Western Alliance provides information on resources and contacts in the Western region, developing a question to guide the literature search, searching the literature, reading and evaluating papers, summarising the useful and relvant papers, further resources.

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  • Reading, links to resources
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Literature Reviews and Searching
Research Basics: an open academic research skills course Module 1: Effective searching, Module 2: Establishing credibility, Module 3: Citing scholarly work
JSTOR
Description

This introductory program was created by JSTOR to help you get familiar with basic research concepts needed for success in research. The course contains three modules, each made up of three short lessons and three sets of practice quizzes. The topics covered are subjects that will help you prepare for college-level research. Each module ends with an assessment to test your knowledge.

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  • Short Videos, 1-5 mins durations, reading, links to resources, self-tests
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Literature Reviews and Searching
Literature Searching and Management
Western Australia Health Translation Network, Research Education & Training Program
Description

Take your literature searching skills to the next level with this online interactive course. With real interactive literature search examples, you’ll learn how to conduct a literature search with a systematic approach and refine your search for the best results. You’ll gain the competence to perform a comprehensive literature search, understand the value of citation analysis, and stay up to date with the latest research. We’ll also cover the role of reference management software in research writing.

Click on ‘Learn more’, then on the RET Program website, click on ‘log in’, sign up as a new member with your details. When you come to ‘Institution’ in the drop-down box, click on ‘@research’, you will then be asked to click on your health service in the drop-down box. In the next box where it asks for the @Research Access Code, enter ‘atResearch’. Registering this way will provide free access to the RET Program courses, courtesy of @research.

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  • Online video embedded in webpage, 60 mins duration
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Literature Reviews and Searching
Literature Searching
Murtupuni Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University
Presented by Dr Alice Cairns, Associate Professor Santosh Jatrana & Keith Stalling
Description

Considers when to search for literature; search terms, Google Scholar; search terms and operators; citation searching; search tracking.

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  • Video, 54 mins duration
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Literature Reviews and Searching
Ways to review the literature
CQ University
Description

An overview of the types of literature reviews you might do as part of your research, including Annotated Bibliography; Literature Review; Systematic Literature Review; Integrative Review; Scoping Review; Systematic Review.

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Literature Reviews and Searching
Literature Reviews
CQ University
Description

This guide provides information to understand the purpose of a Literature review, search for information, analysis; synthesis of the literature and writing the review.

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  • Video, 9 mins duration, reading, links to resources
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Literature Reviews and Searching
Researching for your literature review: Develop a search strategy
Monash University
Description

This guide covers: Identifying key terms and concepts, Combining search terms and concepts, Advanced search operators – truncation and wildcards, Phrase searching, Subject headings, Creating a gold set.

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  • Reading, example
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Literature Reviews and Searching
Which review, when?
Deakin University
Description

Short quiz of 3 questions that directs you to the review most suited to your research design.

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  • Quiz online
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Literature Reviews and Searching
Research Toolkit
Curtin University
Description

Links to topics: Concept and Planning, Searching and Literature Review, Data Collection and Analysis, Writing and Publishing, Promotion and Impact.

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  • Videos, varying durations, reading
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Literature Reviews and Searching
How to conduct and report your scoping review: latest guidance
Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)
Presented by Associate Professor Andrea Tricco
Description

Assoc Prof Andrea Tricco explains how to conduct and report your scoping review using the latest guidance. Includes scoping review steps, how to develop a protocol, inclusion criteria, search stragey, sources of evidence selction, data extraction, analysis of evidence, presentation of results, the PRISMA-ScR checklist.

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  • Video, 55 mins duration
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Literature Reviews and Searching
Document Types in Grey Literature
GreyNet International
Description

Grey Literature is best described by the type of document it embodies. In order to better enable the net-user to identify grey literature, explore this resource for the list of document types drafted.

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  • List of grey literature sources
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What is Grey Literature?
University of Notre Dame
Description

Grey literature refers to material produced in non-traditional ways, outside the control of commercial publishers. Grey literature can be created at all levels of government, academia, and industry, in print or electronic formats (Schopfel, 2010). Types of grey literature include, but are not limited to, theses, conference proceedings, government and industry reports, and blogs.

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  • Reading
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