EARTH 100: Research preparation for undergraduates
This guide provides resources on research and scientific literacy for Earth 100.
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We have access to over a thousand specialized databases in many different subject areas. You can view the full list of databases available at Stanford in SearchWorks. But which one is for you? If you can't decide, you can try a multidiciplinary research database that searches a broad number of topics.
Not sure where to start? Try one of these databases.
Literature Review Checklist
A literature search is a study of information and publications on a specific topic. If you want to write a scientific article, it is important you are aware of all the literature that exists around your specific topic. Consider these questions and more when reading your literature:
- Have you analyzed the topic carefully?
- Have you identified the key aspects of the topic?
- Have you defined the key terms?
- Have you used primary research from peer-reviewed journals?
- What other research or supporting materials could you look at?
- Have you evaluated the journals? (Hint: Look at journal citation reports.)
- Have you evaluated the authors? (Hint: Look at author citation reports.)
- Have you evaluated the research? (Hint: Look at what has been published before and after in citation maps.)
- Have you summarized the research in your own words?
- Have you summed up your work?
- Have you identified areas for further research?
A list of resources to assist with writing and publishing for Earth Sciences.