I'm searching for my literature review. It's really hard to search thoroughly and systematically, trying to make sure I don't miss any papers. The searches take ages too. It's not as if I can just search something on pubmed, I then have to go through the citations and reference lists of everything that looks relevant until eventually I stop finding new papers.
It's a long long job.
I'm using web of knowledge and pubmed, but trying to think of other search engines to use. Does anyone have any suggestions. I tried Google Scholar, but it came up with thousands, upon thousands of results, most of which were totally random.
Although I have helpful supervisors, it's still really daunting to have to do this for the first time. I need to make a plan in the next 10 days to show to my supervisors so they can tell if I'm going in the right direction. I originally thought I would just have to plan the introduction and show I've done some searching and reading of papers, but it looks like I have to plan the whole thing including the results! Eek!
Although I should probably be working I think I'm going to take a little nap... Mr Sunshine has been waking me up at 5am every day. Not cool. Especially since the sun always seems to vanish by the time I actually have to leave the flat.
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