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Literature Review: Publish or Perish

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Using Publish or Perish to conduct a literature review

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Literature Review: Publish or Perish

  1. 1. Literature Reviews: Using Publish or Perish Erich Purpur: ep9k@virginia.edu Brown Science/Engineering Library 424 924 1557 A How to:
  2. 2. Agenda • Introductions • Literature review overview • Publish Or Perish + Demo • Reading and evaluating sources • Organizing your materials
  3. 3. What is a literature review? • Survey of published research in a subject area • Usually one component of an academic paper, but sometimes published as a stand-alone paper • Combines summary and synthesis • Not a systematic review
  4. 4. Why write a literature review? • Establish existing knowledge on the topic • Identify gaps in the literature • Trace intellectual progression of the field, including major debates • Situate your argument in context • Provide evidence to support your own findings
  5. 5. How do I do this?
  6. 6. Publish or Perish •Created by Anne-Wil Harzing •Tool for individual academics
  7. 7. Publish or Perish • Find Keyword • Identify Founding Fathers/Seminal Articles • See historical development in field • Find Important Journals • Look up citations of seminal works
  8. 8. Reading & Evaluating Sources • Authority • Relevance/Significance • Don’t read entire article
  9. 9. Keeping Organized • Depending on the size and scope of your paper, literature reviews can involve keeping track of a large number of sources • The easiest way to keep track of sources is a citation management tool. • Zotero • Mendeley • EndNote • Refworks
  10. 10. Recap • Introductions • Literature review overview • Publish Or Perish + Demo • Reading and evaluating sources • Organizing your materials
  11. 11. Questions? •Erich Purpur: ep9k@virginia.edu (434) 924 1557 •Ask a librarian, http://www.library.virginia.edu/askalibrarian/

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