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Social Work : Honours & Higher Degree Research

The literature review


Library research planning

Use this template to assist you in brainstorming your topic, identifying key words and subjects to search library collections and online databases. Fill in a separate checklist for different topic areas of your literature review.

Researching the literature

Database alerting features allow you to keep up to date with the literature.

Receive monthly or weekly alerts of new articles on your topic in your email box.

The following databases have free alerting features, you can set up alerts on keywords and concepts, authors or journal titles.

Social theorists

For titles on Social Theorists try using our Advanced Search and search for the following terms in the 'Subject' field;

Sociologists -- Biography
Social sciences -- Philosophy
Feminist Theory

Finding theses, thesis writing

Blogs, social media, news

Research methodologies

Do a Library Search under the following subject headings for books on the following topics:

Resource sharing - borrow from another library


Attend a workshop

Use EndNote to cite while you write


Citation databases

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