Online Literature Review
Merten's advice (1998, p.39) about online Literature Review is somewhat out of date, but the three main sub-steps identified in a search strategy remain relevant:
- identify preliminary sources: databases, abstracts, indexes, google scholar
- identify primary research journals - examine reference lists at end of relevant articles or books - 'citations' from google scholar - go directly to journals relevant to topic
- personal networking - talk to people doing work in areas related to your interest, at Bham, professional associations, eg. HEA - talk to people who have completed related work.