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Literature Review: Track Your Work

Document Your Search Process

Keep a list of:

  • Where you searched (name of database, catalog, etc.)
  • When you searched
  • Search terms and combinations of terms that were successful
  • Search terms and combinations of terms that were not successful
  • Searches or leads you want to pursue next

RSS Feeds & Search Alerts

RSS (which stands for Rich Site Summary, or more commonly Really Simple Syndication) is a way to keep current on websites which frequently update their content. RSS feeds are available for news sites including specific sections such as breaking news or sports (e.g. Reuters, The Associated Press, and The Chronicle of Higher Education).

Look for the orange RSS symbol -- RSS Icon -- and click on it for the feed URL you can paste into the "Add Feeds" section of your feed reader.


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