What are the main questions and problems that have been addressed to date? What are the key theories, concepts and ideas? What are the origins and definitions of the topic? What are the major issues and debates about the topic? What are the key sources? Literature search and review on your topic Based on Hart, Chris (1998) Doing a literature review: Releasing the social science research imagination . London: Sage, Figure 1.2, p.14 Where is there still work/research to be done?
RESEARCH Academic institutions Government Associations Professional bodies Companies Individuals Charities INFORMATION COMMUNICATED VIA… Conference papers Reports Press releases Journals Lectures Meetings Newsletters and newspapers Seminars Textbooks Theses FOUND IN… Abstracting databases Catalogues Encyclopaedias Indexes Dictionaries and directories Bibliographies ACCESSED… Hard copy Electronically Based on Hart, Chris (1998) Doing a literature review: Releasing the social science research imagination . London: Sage, Figure 1.1, p. 4
What is plagiarism? Where does information live?