"The literature" refers to a body of knowledge on a particular topic. This includes
Your job is to critically analyze these sources.
Types of searching a researcher might use:
Librarians can also help you locate resources on your topic. Check with the subject specialist for your discipline.
It may be helpful to utilize a research log during your search for scholarly information. This will help you identify those keywords that returned the most relevant results. Keywords are very important to your research. A keyword helps you accurately and succinctly describe WHAT you are looking for and increases efficient searching in databases. Different databases may use different keywords so expect trial and error before you identify the best keywords for your research question.
|Date of search||Successful Keywords used in search||Unsuccessful Keywords||Where you searched|
You may want to include additional information in your research log, such as number of results, and comments, but the most important information is included in the provided table.