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Tips for effective literature searching and keeping up with new publications
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Google Scholar is a tool researchers commonly use for conducting literature searches. This post shares eight great tips to help make your Google Scholar search more…
8 Winning hacks to use Google Scholar for your research paper
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Many journals publish literature reviews as standalone articles. Literature reviews, along with systematic reviews and meta-analyses come under the broad category of…
A young researcher's guide to writing a literature review
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Conducting a literature review is an essential part of getting a manuscript publication-ready. But you may sometimes find that there aren’t too many journal articles in…
5 Tips to write a great literature review
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Tired of all those irrelevant hits you get when you search for a term in an online search engine? In this post, I'll share three simple yet effective ways to ensure that…
How to make Web searches more precise
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Literature reading is critical to scientific research because this habit will generate a sense of appreciation and passion for science. Read this article for expert…
Expert advice on reading scientific literature as a habit
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When conducting literature search, do you feel uncertain about a source’s authenticity and credibility? In this article, we focus on identifying ‘scholarly’ sources for…
Tips to identify whether a source is scholarly and reliable
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Over the last few years, numerous digital tools have made their way into the scholarly world to help researchers juggle with the multiple roles they have to play. This…
Researchers use Google for a variety of purposes. This post presents some quick and effective tips that will help researchers to make their web searches more productive. 
Every researcher conducts a literature search to ensure that the topic he or she has chosen to work on has not been published earlier. But what happens if, after…