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Writing a Review Article: Tips for Searching the Literature
Define your scope
Use a reference manager (EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc)
Comprehensiveness is key (use a variety of search tools and keywords)
Keep track of search terms
Search cited references
Adapted from Ten Simple Rules for Writing a Literature Review (DOI:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003149)
10 Things to Get You Started @ The Libraries
- Contact me, your personal librarian, if you have any questions - research help, literature searches, instruction requests, suggestions for our collection, etc.
- Off campus? Make sure to use the UF VPN to get access to all the Libraries have to offer - journals, books, and databases.
- Bookmark the Science Library and follow us
- Need articles? Search a database! Find ones appropriate for your research on the Articles Tab of this guide.
- Looking for a book? Click on the Books & E-Books Tab. You can also renew your items and check your library account online using Primo.
- Need something UF doesn't own? Use Interlibrary Loan to request it and we'll get it for you using our global library network.
- Need course material? Use Course Reserves to access the textbooks, readings, and other resources for your classes.
- Want to keep your references for your paper organized? Learn about options to keep track of your references and generate bibliographies on the Managing Your References tab.
- More than just books! Reserve a study room or check out all the tech & tools we have to offer.
- Need to print or scan? Marston has B&W, Color, and Plotter printers on the 1st & 2nd floors. Print costs range from $0.08/page to $3.00/foot and can be found here: https://print.at.ufl.edu/help/pricing/. Scanners are located on the 1st & 2nd floors.
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