Searching for literature, also called desk-research, is a part of every programme. It can be a small task, like 'search for a recent news article' or a bigger assignment, such as finding theoretical and academic support for your thesis research question.
How can you find the literature you need in a fast and efficient way? By following the steps mentioned below!
By taking these steps, you'll learn:
This is how it works:
The different information literacy skills are separated in steps, based on the 'Big6' of information literacy. This is a well known checklist developed by Berkowitz and Eisenberg (1990) with the steps you take when answering a research question.
The steps each have their own page under the menu button 'Steps literature research'.
An important tool for desk-research is the information logbook, in which you write down the progress of your search.
A logbook prevents you doing searches twice and gives you insight in the search process.
What is the deep web, and how can you search for reliable information there? Is Google the best way to find reliable information? Discover by watching our Minilecture: Library vs. Google.