Take control of your PhD journey: Literature search for the humanities

How to search for literature in the humanities

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. Further, a thorough literature review is often expected to be a part of the PhD thesis, and knowing how to use databases will make the search and review process less time consuming, and more successful when it comes to finding all relevant literature.

When writing a research paper, you have to put your own research in a larger context by reviewing the existing literature. A thorough literature review is often expected to be a part of the PhD thesis. Knowing how to use databases will make the search and review process less time consuming, and more successful when it comes to finding all relevant literature. - See more at: https://uit.no/tavla/artikkel?p_document_id=449621#sthash.rCLtBnad.dpuf

This seminar 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 humanities at UiT.

The following databases will be covered, in addition to Oria: MLA, Scopus and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses. We will also offer individual guidance and tips for searching other, subject specific databases.

The seminar is organised by Helene N. Andreassen and Philipp Conzett.

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.

How to search for literature in the humanities

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. 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 humanities at UiT.

The following databases will be covered, in addition to Oria: MLA, Scopus and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses. We will also offer individual guidance and tips for searching other, subject specific databases.

- See more at: https://uit.no/tavla/artikkel/430322/take_control_of_your_phd_journey_literature_sear#sthash.7BOhggha.dpuf
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Informasjon
Når: 25. april 2016 kl. 12.15–15.00
Hvor: TEO-H3 3.416 (Psychology and Law Library)
Studiested: Tromsø
Målgruppe: alle
Telefon: 77645735

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Frist: 18.04.2016
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