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    • Research Methods in Economics ECO 3132 Linda Hauck January 14, 2010
    • Objectives
      • Literature Review
        • Select resource discovery tools
        • Effective search tips
        • Obtain text of books & articles
      • Find Data & Statistics
        • Statistical & data indices
        • Data consideration: source, format, series
    • Literature Review: Document Types
      • Books  Catalog, Worldcat, GoogleBooks, EZBorrow
      • Scholarly Journal Articles  specific editorial model, peer reviewed, referred
      • Working Papers  Informal publication, grey literature, scholarly drafts
    • The Literature Review: Finding Books
    • Literature Review
      • Finding article databases: Subject Guides, Databases A-Z, Course & Topic Guides
    • Literature Review: Search Techniques
      • Synonyms and related terms
      • Controlled vocabulary (JEL Classification)
      • Truncat* and “phrase searching”
      • TI: Field searching
      • Boolean searching with AND OR
    • Literature Review: EconLit
      • Do inadequate wages or migration policies contribute to the persistent nursing shortage in the U.S.?
    • Literature Review: Search Techniques http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/jel.php
    • Literature Review: Chasing Citations & Getting Full Text
      • Author, A. (year). Title article. Title Periodical. Vol#, pp-pp. Retrieved from electronic source.
      • Findit button
      • E-Journals A-Z/Catalog
      • Interlibrary Loan
      • Dissertations & Theses
      • NBER Working Papers
      • .
    • Literature Review Practice
      • Does investing in preschool education have lasting effects?
      • Christopher Kilby writes extensively on foreign aid, you may want to look at his work.
    • Finding Statistics & Data
      • Leverage data from literature review
      • Use indices
      • Keyword/Drill down searching
      • Always check metadata/method
    • Final Tips
      • Topic Orientation: New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, texts, books
      • Allow time for exploration & interlibrary loan
      • Search systematically, but hope serendipity is on your side.