Find & use information: a step by step guide
The Find , access and use information effectively: a step-by-step guide provides a step by step approach to finding and evaluating information resources. Particularly, step 2 & 3 are relevant in terms of the literature review.
- Step 2: Find information
Search strategies | Find books | Find articles | Find websites | Find other sources | Find full-text articles
- Step 3: Evaluate information
Evaluate sources | Primary v secondary sources | Types of periodicals
Online guides are developed by faculty librarians to provide access to relevant subject information and discipline-related websites.
Researchers have developed various strategies to deal with the amount of material a literature review generates. The software packages which are most often used as tools support the analysis processes involved in a literature review, are:
Source: Di Gregorio, S. 2000. Using NVIVO for your literature review. Paper presented at Strategies in Qualitative Research: issues and results form analyses using QSR NVIVO and NUD*IST, Conference at the Institute of Education, London - 29-30 September 2000
Library training opportunities
The Library offers workshops throughout the year to assist you in getting the most from the University’s wide array of information resources and discovery tools. The training sessions listed below are specifically aimed at enabling you to find relevant sources for your literature review.
- Find books or articles using SUNSearch (Library search engine)
- Improving your literature search strategy
- Finding full-text easily
- Are you using Google / Google Scholar optimally?
- Creating alerts to stay up to date in your discipline
Use the Library's training calendar to register for a session or for more information.
- Quarterly workshops are presented by the Library with regard to setting up alerts for various academic databases as well as Google and Google Scholar. Use the Library's training calendar to register for a session or for more information.
- Consult your faculty librarian to assist you with setting up alerts in appropriate databases / journals.
The African Institute for ATLAS.ti (AIA) is a collaborative project between the ATLAS.ti and the ADA, which was initiated by Ms Lauren Wildschut, the ADA’s ATLAS.ti trainer. The main objective of the AIA will be to provides ATLAS.ti training and support for doctoral students using ATLAS.ti for literature reviews.