*Neuroscience Subject Guide

Literature Reviews, Explained!

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone: Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Campus: All Campuses

A review of scholarly literature is an essential component of any research project, but why? Join Librarian Charlene for an introductory webinar to help you begin your assignment with a clear understanding of its purpose. We’ll explore answers to questions like:

  1. What is scholarship and peer review?
  2. Why do researchers engage in the process of literature review?
  3. What types of literature reviews are commonly produced in coursework?
  4. How do we decide what literature to review, and by which criteria?
  5. What strategies can we use to ensure a thorough review of the literature?
  6. How can we use literature review assignments in our future research?

Ideal for students in the first year of a degree program, transfer students, and students returning to school.

Prior registration is required: https://rooms.library.gsu.edu/calendar/workshops/literaturereviews
This is an online webinar conducted va WebEx. You will receive an email containing instructions to access the webinar on the day prior to the session.
You will need speakers or headphones, or you can listen via phone. You do not need a microphone.

Related LibGuide: *Research in the Social Sciences by Charlene Marton

neuroscience websites

What is Neuroscience?

Today, the discipline of neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that aims "to discover the mechanisms of neuronal function, elucidate the neural substrates of behavior and cognition, and learn about the diseases of the nervous system" (Squire, 2009, p. i).

Squire, L.R. (2009). Preface. Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (p. i). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-008045046-9.09006-9


Librarian Charlene

I'm looking for...

What kinds of resources do you need?

An overview of a topic

Look for books or reference materials using our catalog.

  • Looking for a brief overview of a topic you don’t already know? Search our catalog for the word “encyclopedia” plus a broad topic (ex. encyclopedia biology). Or browse our reference collection on Library North 2 (look under Q for science, R for medicine, and T for technology).
  • Looking for in-depth explorations of a topic or field? Search our catalog for the topic. If you don’t find anything, search for a broader topic (e.g. chemotherapy instead of daunorubicin).
  • Looking for the most up-to-date overviews of recent research? Look for review articles in one of the science databases.

Current research and experiments

Look for scholarly articles in one of our databases.

  • Looking for a topic in neuroscience? Start with PubMed, PsycINFO, or Web of Science Core.
  • Looking for research including a certain substance or reaction? Do a substance search in SciFinder or Reaxys.
  • Looking for a topic that includes other disciplines? Use Web of Science for biology and all other sciences, PubMed for medicine and biomedical research, and ERIC for science education. 

Physical reference data

Use Reaxys substance search, the library’s reference books, or physical reference data websites.

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