Doing a Literature Review
For detailed information about the whys and hows of doing a literature review, consult this guide:
- The Literature Review: For Dissertations (UM Library)
For more guidance in doing literature reviews in psychology, consult this guide:
- Writing a Psychology Literature Review (University of Washington, Psychology Writing Center)
For More Psychology Resources...
Please consult this related Research Guide if you'd like to explore more tools and resources for finding information.
FAST Lab: Quick Links
Here are quick links to the main resources that will be useful for FAST Lab lit searching.
|Provides citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports in the field of psychology, including biopsychology. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in over 35 languages.|
|Google Scholar with MGetIt Links||Searches for scholarly documents on the World Wide Web, with the added feature of "Availability at UMichigan" links.|
|PubMed with MGetIt Links||PubMed is the preeminent source for articles in the medical field. It indexes over 4,000 biomedical, nursing, dentistry and related journals, with over 15 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE and related databases.|
|Web of Science||This powerful database allows you to search citations to articles in more than 8400 journals. Each article is cross-referenced with the articles it cites, and the more recent articles that cite it.
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