Study guide series: Using Scholarcy to manage your references
How does Scholarcy help students and researchers to track and store their academic references?
An academic's perception on the use of AI within academia and education
An academics perception on the use of AI in academic and education settings. How is the university landscape changing with the addition of AI assistance?
Study guide series: Reading techniques for academic literature
What are the differences between Skim reading, and Close reading, and how can Scholarcy help facilitate both?
Sourcing, Screening, and Storing new literature with Scholarcy
Learn how you can source, screen, and store academic literature with Scholarcy
How to evaluate the quality and veracity of an article
So you’ve got a literature review to write, and the deadline is approaching. Perhaps you don’t know how to begin. Or maybe you’ve started and got stuck. Perhaps you’ve used one of the many discovery tools out there to find relevant papers, but now you have to read and filter them all. You’ve got a folder full of articles, and you’re learning that PDF doesn’t actually stand for ‘print, download, forget’….
How to do an Effective Literature review
In our recent article: Five pitfalls to look out for when doing your literature review, we talked about some of the challenges researchers and students face when it comes to evaluating the articles that will be most for their own work. This can be a daunting task even for experienced researchers because of the sheer volume of literature out there.There’s no shortage of discovery services available that can return pages of search results, even for obscure terms.
Five pitfalls to look out for when doing your literature review
One of the activities common to all researchers – from undergraduates to post-docs – is conducting literature reviews. The volume of research literature has been growing at an unprecedented rate in recent years. The number of new scientific papers published each year now exceeds 2.5 million1 , and the problem isn’t limited to published research. Preprint servers - which are increasingly becoming an important resource for researchers - have grown by over 300% since 20152.