Posted by mokeefe1 included in Uncategorized
Do you ever feel like if you were a librarian, searching for resources for your literature review for your dissertation would “a piece of cake”. Well think again, in addition to being a librarian I am also working on the first draft of my proposal for my dissertation. I am in the midst of my literature review, defining my research question and choosing my methodology, so I feel the “pain” many of you are experiencing.
Despite being a librarian my first search for articles and books for the literature review did not turn up the perfect set of resources. I started writing and thinking about my research question and found I needed to get more articles on other aspects of my question (drat!). Doing a comprehensive search for all the literature related to my question, is such a circular, back and forth process.
So now that you know that even librarians are challenged by doing a comprehensive literature search, I hope you will feel you can call on the Capella Library for assistance if you are stuck in some aspect of your search, or just if you want some ideas to get started. . We can provide keyword and database suggestions and are the experts on the resources here at Capella and also appropriate resources through the Web. I am personally glad that I just have to help you find the resources and do not have to write them up!
Never called the Capella Library before? Listen to a sample call from the Library Research Handbook, click “Calling a Capella Librarian.”
Posted: March 17th, 2008 under Uncategorized.