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Literature Search

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									Why Do A Literature Search?
  Helps in
     Formulating a question
     Narrowing a question
     Starting to act on a question




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Self-Reflection and
Literature Searches
Reflection and                                Literature
Journaling                                    Search

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        Questions about causes of a problem
        Questions about possible methods to investigate    2
Or…?????????????
 You have already identified a method
 you would like to try
     What is the research base?
     What are the variations?
     Who has had experience trying this out




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Or…?????????????
 You want to clarify your problem/focus
 in order to
     Describe a problem (elaboration)
     Investigate the CAUSES of a problem
     Investigate solutions others have tried for
      the same problem




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One Approach
 Key word search (www. askeric.org)
     Print out options
     Review/highlight relevant documents
     Go to ProQuest
     Go to other resources/locations if needed




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Remember….
 Your literature search can be done
    Online
    Offline
    From a book or journal article you found




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