Take control of your PhD journey: Literature search for the social sciences
How to search for literature in the social sciences
Literature search is an essential part of every research project. For science to move forwards, new research must build on all relevant sources, with both established knowledge and the newest discoveries. Insufficient search strategies may lead to perpetuating outdated or even false information and biased views.
When doing research in the social sciences, you have a large amount of text sources to delve into, stretching from medieval manuscripts to the newest digital journals and books. To find your way through the enormous amount of resources available at the library and on the internet, we have created a course to help you do systematic searches in a selection of academic databases.
The course is designed as a workshop at one of UiT’s computer rooms, where there will be a combination of database information and practical searching. To make the course as useful as possible, we will try to adapt our approach to the current PhD projects within the social sciences at UiT.
Among the databases to be covered, in addition to Oria: Proquest, Scopus and Web of Science (ISI). In addition, we will offer individual guidance and tips for searching other, subject specific databases.
Light refreshments will be served during the break.
This seminar is a freestanding part of the seminar series Take control of your PhD journey: From (p)reflection to Publishing.