GEOG 3481Applied GIS     Literature Review Review          Traci Welch Moritz            Public Services     Librarian/Ass...
What we’ll do today• What is a literature review?        –Tips and hints• What databases to access        –Tips and hints
Literature Review• What is it?       –Survey of sources, scholarly             articles, government    docs, books, disser...
Literature Review• What is it not?  –An academic research paper, which is       most often constructed as an   argument an...
Literature Review• Both must have          – Focus (narrow your topic)   – Thesis statement (not an argument for a        ...
Literature Review• http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/ha          ndouts/literature_review.html• http://www2.smumn.edu/deptpag...
Bibliographic Citation Software  – REFWORKS       See GIS Research Guide for additional information on       how to sign-u...
Research Guide for GIS
Findings resources• Catalogs       • Databases –HML, Law        –General –OhioLINK        –Discipline –WorldCat         sp...
Databases
Databases -- GeneralAcademic Search Complete
Databases -- Web of Science, ISI
Database -- Specific 2 Geography
Databases• Specific to a discipline                                     • GeoRef         • Criminal Justice Abstracts - Fu...
Additional search strategies
Check out the Research Guide
Other options• www.scholar.google.com• http://findarticles.com/• http://www.doaj.org/
Need more help?    • Personal Reference Appt         – t-moritz@onu.edu                – 2473          – k-baril@onu.edu  ...
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GEOG 3481

  1. 1. GEOG 3481Applied GIS Literature Review Review Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian/Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. What we’ll do today• What is a literature review? –Tips and hints• What databases to access –Tips and hints
  3. 3. Literature Review• What is it? –Survey of sources, scholarly articles, government docs, books, dissertations, conference proceedings… –Overview of significant literature on a topic often limited to a specific time period
  4. 4. Literature Review• What is it not? –An academic research paper, which is most often constructed as an argument and the information you are seeking is to support said argument –Literature review is summery of arguments already made by others
  5. 5. Literature Review• Both must have – Focus (narrow your topic) – Thesis statement (not an argument for a position but will have a particular perspective announcing the topic you will be reviewing)
  6. 6. Literature Review• http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/ha ndouts/literature_review.html• http://www2.smumn.edu/deptpages/~tcw ritingcenter/Forms_of_Writing/LitReview. htm
  7. 7. Bibliographic Citation Software – REFWORKS See GIS Research Guide for additional information on how to sign-up and utilize this resource.
  8. 8. Research Guide for GIS
  9. 9. Findings resources• Catalogs • Databases –HML, Law –General –OhioLINK –Discipline –WorldCat specific • Vetted Internet Resources
  10. 10. Databases
  11. 11. Databases -- GeneralAcademic Search Complete
  12. 12. Databases -- Web of Science, ISI
  13. 13. Database -- Specific 2 Geography
  14. 14. Databases• Specific to a discipline • GeoRef • Criminal Justice Abstracts - Full text • Engineering Village • Science Citation Index • PsycInfo 1967-Present • Education Research Complete |
  15. 15. Additional search strategies
  16. 16. Check out the Research Guide
  17. 17. Other options• www.scholar.google.com• http://findarticles.com/• http://www.doaj.org/
  18. 18. Need more help? • Personal Reference Appt – t-moritz@onu.edu – 2473 – k-baril@onu.edu – 2188 • Reference Desk – 2185 – Instant Messaging

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