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Literature survey

  1. 1. LITERATURE SURVEY Conventional Methods & Recent Trends Presented by :- ANAMIKA BANERJEE , 115217
  2. 2. LAYOUT OF PRESENTATION 1 •INTRODUCTION 2 •SIGNIFICANCE 3 •SEARCH STRATEGY 4 •SOURCES OF LITERATURE 5 •REFERENCES
  3. 3. WHAT IS A LITERATURE SURVEY??? “A systematic and thorough search of all types of published literature as well as other sources including dissertation, theses in order to identify as many items as possible that are relevant to a particular topic .” - GASH, 1989
  4. 4. SIGNIFICANCE OF LITERATURE SURVEY To discover what information exists in our topic of interest. To form a starting point for our own work. To give scholarly authority to our work. To make effective use of our time by focusing on appropriate resources. To avoid duplication. ! BEWARE OF PLAGIARISM !!!
  5. 5. CARRYING OUT A LITERATURE SURVEY
  6. 6. GETTING STARTED… FIRST, DEFINE THE TERMS One Can Also Take The Help Of Online Available References and Dictionaries!!!
  7. 7. ALSO, ENCYCLOPAEDIAS are one of the most important sources of gaining information. They cover areas such as physical properties, manufacturing processes, uses, economic, health and environmental issues.
  8. 8. SEARCH STRATEGY: SETTING LIMITS TO THE RESEARCH How far back we want our research to go??? Avoid too long a time period. Decide how widespread our search should be. Eliminate the languages we don’t understand.
  9. 9. BE FLEXIBLE Be prepared to be flexible as the search progresses, we might re- think the scope and terms of our research.
  10. 10. SOURCES OF LITERATURE BOOKS LIBRARY CATALOGUE JOURNALSTHE INTERNET SPECIALIST MATERIALS
  11. 11. BOOKS  TEXTBOOKS DICTIONARIES & ENCYCLOPEDIAS HANDBOOKS  Basic understanding of topic  Topic overview / introduction / summary  Accessible writing style  Authoritative  written by subject experts  specialist publishers  Publication Delay
  12. 12. LIBRARY The D.E.I. Central Library now has about 1.5 lakh books on various subjects. It subscribes to 180 journals of national and international repute, along with magazines and newspapers for general reading. The library also houses rich reference Collection viz., Encyclopaedia Britannica, Encyclopedia Americana, Specific Subject Encyclopaedias and other reference material. Central Library holdings also include dissertations, doctoral theses and project reports on various subjects.
  13. 13. LIBRARY CATALOGUE Use for finding books, e-books (on line lib. Catalogue), journal titles, theses, conference proceedings Not suitable for finding resources at item level – eg: journal articles or book chapters If you know the book, search on author and title Also search keywords
  14. 14. E- JOURNAL SERVICE AT CENTRAL LIBRARY We can access full text databases of the popular international publishers and span through several journals of international repute.
  15. 15. JOURNALS Journals are vital source of up to date research. They can also provide information on various specialized topics. The journal in which the article appears identifies itself as a peer or refereed journal. Articles are reviewed by an editorial or advisory board Authors are affiliated with universities, colleges, or prestigious research centers References are cited at the end of articles
  16. 16. SOME KNOWN JOURNALS
  17. 17. INTERNET SOURCES The internet is widely used and readily accessible. It can provide practically instant information on most of the topics . Bear in mind that anyone can post information on the Internet so the quality may not be reliable. The information you find may be intended for a general audience and is usually less detailed.! !
  18. 18. GOOGLE SCHOLAR Can search for books and articles Can do an advanced search
  19. 19. Title links to abstracts and possible source of full text. Link to articles that cited the work & Link to Related articles
  20. 20. SPECIALIST MATERIALS  CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: These can be useful in providing the latest research, or research that has not been published. They are also helpful in providing information about people in different research areas, and so can be helpful in tracking down other works by the same researcher.  GOVERNMENT/CORPORATE REPORTS: Many government departments and corporation commissions carry out research. Their published findings can provide a useful source of information, depending on our field of study.
  21. 21. ALSO, THESES AND DISSERTATIONS: These can be useful sources of information. However there are disadvantages:  they can be difficult to obtain since they are not published, but are generally only available from the library or inter - library systems  the student who carried out the research may not be an experienced researcher and therefore we might have to treat their findings with more caution than published research.
  22. 22. REFERENCES  Conducting Research – Dr. Rasha Salama  Conducting a Literature Survey - Nola du Toit  http://services.unimelb.edu.au/academicskills/reading/lite rature  http://www.iris.ethz.ch/msrl/education/iris_studies/pdf/lit erature_review.pdf  http://openmed.nic.in/1175/01/Literature_search.pdf  http://www.dei.ac.in/SetupWeb/Central%20Library/Onlin e_Resources.htm  Multiple purpose of a literature review – Sarah Gash
  23. 23. THANK YOU

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