Take control of your PhD journey: Literature search for the humanities
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 Insufficient search strategies may lead to perpetuating outdated or even false information and biased views.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 humanities, you have a large amount of text sources to delve into, stretching from medieval manuscripts to the newest digital journals and books. A thorough literature review is often expected to be a part of the PhD thesis, and knowing how to carry out systematic searches in relevant scientific databases will make the search and review process more efficient and effective.
This seminar is designed as a workshop at one of UiT’s computer rooms, where there will be a combination of general information on systematic searches, database demonstration, and practical searching. To make the seminar as useful as possible, we will try to adapt our approach to the PhD projects of our participants.
In addition to Oria, we will cover Scopus and Proquest Research Library. We will also 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.