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1 RESEARCH SKILLS FOR FINAL YEAR SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDENTS

2 LITERATURE REVIEWS Where do I start? What do I do? How do I do it?

3 3 STAGES Searching for research literature efficiently Assessing and evaluating Integrating

4 SEARCHING The Library catalogue Full text ejournals Indexes and Electronic databases The Internet

5 TARGETING YOUR SEARCH Define your topic Determine which search tools are the most suitable Keep careful notes Scan the abstracts from the ‘hits’ from the search

6 REFINING THE SEARCH Too few hits –Check spelling and punctuation of your search terms –Use a wildcard (usually an *) –Use synonyms and broader terms –Use an ‘OR’ search, eg human resources OR personnel management –Check the few useful hits for references to other literature

7 REFINING THE SEARCH CONTINUED… Too many hits –Use narrower more specific terms –Do an ‘AND’, ‘NOT’, ‘NEAR’ search –Limit the search to dates, abstract and title field

8 ASSESSING THE LITERATURE Are the journal articles peer reviewed? Assess the background to the study Does the work pose questions which will provide further focus to the study? Is the methodology for the study appropriate Do the conclusions pull together the various results of the study?

9 INTEGRATING ACROSS THE STUDIES Delivering something new Synthesise and pulling the material together

10 RESOURCES The Library catalogue –http://library.hull.ac.ukhttp://library.hull.ac.uk The Library web pages Electronic Resources - tracing journal articles: ABI Inform Business Source Premier &profile=ehost&defaultdb=buh Zetoc

11 RESOURCES CONTINUED… Reference works and databases: FAME GMID MINTEL OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS

12 RESOURCES CONTINUED… BOOKS: British Library OPAC EBOOKS Taylor and Francis

13 YET MORE RESOURCES! Newspapers: Custom newspapers Online newspapers Internet resources: Biz/Edhttp://www.bized.ac.uk/http://www.bized.ac.uk/ BUBLhttp://bubl.ac.uk/linkhttp://bubl.ac.uk/link Resource Discovery Networkhttp://www.rdn.ac.uk/http://www.rdn.ac.uk/

14 AND FINALLY… Education Media Online –http://www.emol.ac.uk/http://www.emol.ac.uk/


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