Advanced Literature Searching | ICYMI
A key skill for being an effective researcher is knowing how to wrangle the literature and finding the most relevant resources for your purpose. In case you missed it, here are some guides to get you started, including the recent Advanced Literature Searching post from the 23 Research Things blog (2020).
Advanced Literature Searching (Thing 19 from 23 Research Things blog)
University of Melbourne staff and students have access to relevant databases for specific disciplines in the Library’s Subject Guides, here you will find a list of recommended databases in your specific area of study or research. Additionally, you may like to use the Lean Library browser extension to access library e-resources as you find them, whether from Google Scholar searches, mentions on social media or any other channels you use in your research. In this post, you will be introduced to tools and tips that will turn you into a pro-searcher in no time.
More tools for your search
- The Library’s guide to Staying Current will give you more information on setting up alerts. Use the Browzine app to follow journals, get notifications on new issues and published articles, and share articles on social media.
- Book a research consultation with your faculty liaison librarian to get help with finding information, formulating and/or refining search strategies. For some basic tips on finding journal articles, see the Finding Journal Articles library guide.
- Using databases to find articles for a review? Have a look at the library guides for Literature Reviews and Systematic Reviews.
Other Research Things that may be of interest:
23 Research Things is a program of 23 blog posts that highlight digital tools to support the research activities of academics and graduate students. Guest bloggers share their expertise on a set of research tools or topics, and outline why and how these might be integrated into practice. Guests include researchers, technologists, data scientists, and librarians. Subscribe to the 23 Research Things mailing list for a weekly email to ensure you don’t miss a post.
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- Indigenous Knowledges (Thing 01)
- Research Methods (Thing 02)
- Maximising Research Visibility Through Open Access (Thing 03)
- Choosing Where To Publish (Thing 04)
- Working With Images – Understanding Copyright and Licensing (Thing 05)
- Working With Images – Storing and Managing Your Files (Thing 06)
- Digital Storytelling (Thing 07)
- Podcasting (Thing 08)
- Blogging (Thing 09)
- Using Social Media to Promote your Research (Thing 10)
- Managing Your Online Visibility (Thing 11)
- Research Engagement and Impact (Thing 12)
- Your Thesis and Public Sharing (Thing 13)
- APIs For Use In Research – The Nuts And Bolts (Thing 14)
- Text Mining (Thing 15)
- Data Visualisation (Thing 16)
- Survey Tools (Thing 17)
- Collaboration Tools (Thing 18)
- Advanced Literature Search (Thing 19)
- Systematic Reviews (Thing 20)
- Data Management (Thing 21)
- File Management 101 (Thing 22)
- Reference Management (Thing 23)
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