Advanced literature searching.


Advanced literature searching.

How good are you at finding relevant resources for assignments?  Perhaps you’ve managed so far while not completely understanding the processes involved.  Now, you find yourself at either Level 5 or beyond, and it is even more vital that you can track down good academic sources – perhaps for a Research Methods assignment in Year 2, or for a dissertation/independent study in Year 3, or for a major postgraduate research project.  This section will help you understand better the processes involved, introduce you to some more advanced techniques and also showcase some resource types you may not be aware of; ones you need to use if you are to carry out a comprehensive literature search.  


1 Landing page

2 Learning Outcomes

3 Using LibrarySearch

4 More effective searching

5 Finding unpublished doctoral theses

6 Grey literature

7 Assess your learning

8 Reflect and feedback

9 Extend your learning

Author: Lawrence Dean
Co-created by: Jodie Calleja
Last updated: August 2020