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Library research tips for biology masters students.
A literature review is a critical account of the methodologies and data on your research topic by accredited researchers in the field. The following is a list of search techniques to guide the process:
Identify keywords associated with your topic
Test your keywords by using them in the recommended databases
Are your keywords included in the titles of the results you are getting?
If your keywords are not included in the titles, search MeSH to determine what keyword(s) to use
Also, identify author supplied keywords in the relevant articles you find
Practice bibliography / reference list searching using Web of Science.
Web of ScienceThis link opens in a new windowWeb of Science provides access to high-quality research from the world's leading arts, humanities, science and social science journals. Web of Science includes the Cited Reference search. Online coverage is 1993-present. Earlier print versions can be found in the library.