literatureHow to find the right literature?

I am asked this question many times: how to find the right literature? It is not easy to track down exactly the appropriate literature in the enormous amount of books and articles available.

The answer…

The short answer is: know how to search! And how do you search? Ask the University library, or follow one of their workshops. It can shed light on:

–                where to search

–                what search operators or search commands you need to use

–                how to retrieve your search terms

–                how to divide your search question in manageable chunks

–                how to find the right search term

–                how the snowball method works

–                how to find out if a website or data bank is safe

–                how to check your data

–                how to use different data banks

–                what characters to add to your search

–                how to organise your results

–                how to filter your results

–                how to find images, video’s, contact details, experts, statistics

–                how to avoid unnecessary typing

–                how to improve or extend your search

–                what is the difference between the free and the deep web

–                how to search specifically for recent publications

And much, much more.

Do you know all the answers to these questions?

Fantastic, you are without a doubt a great help for your colleagues, who would like some extra help with searching….. In all other cases: go to your library!



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