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My second essay tips video. Conducting a comprehensive literature review is an important part of any research project. Here are my tips for how to use Google Scholar effectively to quickly and easily find the academic papers, journal articles or books you need to write that essay or complete that dissertation.

This is the second in a series of videos I’m hoping to produce while undertaking my PhD at the University of Exeter on tips for students at university or college whether undergraduate, postgraduate or otherwise.

Further Reading

The Academic Skills Handbook by Diana Hopkins and Tom Reid
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The Study Skills Handbook by Stella Cottrell
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how to find peer-reviewed articles

This video explains how to use google scholar to find research papers to use as the background of your experiment and as sources in your paper.

Table of Contents:

00:08 – Types of sources
01:45 – Google Scholar
03:10 – Dowloading PDFs
04:10 – Using reference lists
05:25 – Using the “cited by” link
06:20 – Refining your search terms and using operators
07:50 – Using Wikipedia
08:55 – Using Science Daily