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Questions tagged [literature-search]

Questions about finding specific papers, books, etc. pertaining to a topic. This includes the use of online databases such as Google Scholar or PubMed to find relevant articles.

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Can I cite almost total literature survey from a textbook unit?

Suppose I'm writing a research paper on topic T. Additionally, suppose there is a textbook or research paper on topic T that covers all the progress of the topic from its initial time to 2018 ...
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How to approach a problem if I am new in the field?

I recently came across a problem related to image recognition in Deep Learning. One fine morning, I was struck with the idea that possibly I could do something about it if I merged GANs with CNNs. As ...
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Find PI's main publications

Nowadays, people in biology make huge collaborations, so of course they're all having loads of publications. Therefore, I was wondering if there is a way, on Google Scholar or on other sites, to ...
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Equivalents of PubMed in other fields

I work in biomedical sciences, and whenever I need to look up an article - or find recent references about a certain field of biology - I just go to PubMed, because it collects information from the ...
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Searching for specific characters in publication titles

Is there any way to search for articles that include a specific character in their name? For instance, suppose you want to find articles that include $, £ or € in their title. When I have tried to ...
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Does this tool exist: Literature search citation filter?

I'm wondering if a tool/website to do a specific task exists: Suppose I have a set of papers (which we'll say for simplicity are hosted on the arxiv), S. I want to keep track of all the papers that ...
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Is there a tool to visualize the citation network which works with Google Scholar?

I know about tools like CitNet Explorer and VOSviewer, but they only work with Web of Science, which doesn't contain many papers I'd like to have in the network. Is there any software, which does the ...
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Alternatives to Google Scholar for citation / lit search / BibTex entries? [closed]

Simple question: What alternatives are there to Google Scholar for finding citations, doing lit searches, and most importantly, downloading citation data in BibTex? There are lots of specialized ...
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Should we do literature search in Incognito mode?

I found a claim that literature search (in Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, Scopus, Web of Science, etc) should be performed in Incognito/Private Browsing mode. According to the claim, search results ...
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How do you find/decide on sources for literary papers? [closed]

For instance, say you are writing a paper on how point of view affects a short story. One would assume you go to JSTOR or googlescholar and search "Point of view." However, that brings a whole stream ...
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Why isn't literature search a waste of time if centralized documentation is a better alternative?

I am asking this question regarding to the documents (thesis, research papers, and publications) that contain original, novel work. Before starting to write a research paper/ thesis, searching for a ...
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Tool that suggests references based on a given bibliography [closed]

I'd like to have a tool (software or website) that helps me in doing literature surveys. Here's how I pictured that tool in my mind. Let's suppose that I've found myself a few relevant papers. As soon ...
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On the possibility and legality of bulk downloading IEEE papers

Is it possible to download all available literature from IEEE explore? Is it allowed? I was thinking that now, while I still have access due to being in academia, I might download everything I could ...
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How to see citation contexts of all the papers that cite a paper?

Given a paper, I'm looking for a quick way to see the citation contexts of papers that cite that paper, to gauge both the direction and intensity of sentiment towards the original paper and help me ...
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Literature search engine including citation count, year, and the conference presented at

When I am searching for literature on a particular topic, I'd like to see a list of results together with three main pieces of information: citation count, year, and publication venue (i.e., ...
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Request an unpublished paper owned by another (foreign) university

I am a graduate student at a US university. One of the papers I need for my research is a Ph.D. thesis, owned by the University of Birmingham, U.K. (but this question is for a more general case). That ...
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Google scholar: Search papers by all the authors with particular label

Is it possible to use google scholar to search all the papers by a list of authors who has a particular label. Example: all the papers by the authors with label:power_electronics
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How to find papers having datasets?

It is becoming common for authors to upload raw data of their research when publishing their papers. However, it is still a small fraction of papers include the dataset. Is there a way to search for ...
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Find papers authored by a specific number of authors

For some concrete study, I need to find for some keywords, papers that have just one author. I used PubMed, Scopus and ISI Web of Science, but in any case, I could not find a way to filter ...
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How do I find the most cited authors given one or more MESH terms?

I would like to be able to give some academic database (like pubmed) a list of MESH terms (MESH: Medical Subject Headings created by the National Library of Medicine), then select papers by authors ...
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Help someone in research paper in practical using my coding skills [closed]

I'm a developer and I want to help someone in research and be a part of it by implementing it practical. Where I can find those people?
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What to do if there is no book about a certain topic?

I am currently researching the foundations of graph theory (math). I have noticed two kind of things in introduction books. There are results seemingly so obvious nobody writes about it. There are ...
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How to enter a completely new research area as a 3rd-year Ph.D. candidate?

Based on your personal experience, how may someone enter a completely new research area as a 3rd-year Ph.D. candidate? Is it better to start with reading journal papers? Or maybe taking some courses? ...
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Getting help from friend for literature search [duplicate]

Suppose person A has a research project where they need to find a few articles on a particular topic, and write a review of these papers. Being busy with other coursework, and feeling overwhelmed by ...
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Conducting a literature review, what period should the papers be taken from?

In conducting a literature review i.e., research done on a particular topic for a certain period of time what is the prefered period of the review? Would it be advised if the time period is from 2000 ...
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Is it ethical to do paid literature searches of research journals for other students?

Is it unethical to research journals for other students? For example, a student is researching gifted students and their subsequent ACT/SAT scores. Then: Would it be unethical for me to research ...
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Most efficient way of finding out if someone has already published your idea? [closed]

As far as I see, there are two extreme methods of finding out whether someone has already published your idea: Read everything that has ever been written, and then decide whether any of it ...
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What is the “chain search” method for literature search?

I am working through a tutorial about literature search, reading, and writing. It says: Chain Search: A chain search consists of finding suitable literature by letting one text lead you to the ...
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Checking whether you have cited some other researcher

Sometimes you need to find out quickly whether one of your papers has cited a particular researcher given only the name of that researcher. Is there a tool for that? Assume you have used the bibtex ...
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Literature review and authorship

Let's say a research assistant has provided help on conducting a literature review and that some of the references are eventually used in a published paper. Would the research assistant normally get ...
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Tips for literature search

So I'm doing my senior thesis (undergrad) on the politics of emerging technologies and how that applies to artificial intelligence policy. I've been trying to look at past examples of technologies as ...
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where the term of startup came from? [closed]

I am finding literature about the term startup came from, which is referring to budding company. However, the info is scarce. Can anyone suggest to me, what the best website to find for terminology/...
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What strategies are there for finding literature for a literature survey when the terminology used is diverse?

I want to write a literature survey on a topic, let's say it's risk of crime due to a new technology, let's say due to the Gutenberg press. However, when I search for the overall theme (crime and "...
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Literature review both by keywords in title and sorting by publishing date

Is there any free online databases where I can do literature review by (1) giving keyword(s) that occur in title (2) at the same time, sorting by publishing date from newest to oldest? I found ...
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“Web of science” as search provider in chrome?

Is it possible to use Web of Science from the Chrome Omni-Bar (aka address-bar)? Chrome supports adding custom searches by mapping a string to a search expression, e.g. i https://www.google.at/...
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Is there a citation network crawler [tool] for building a bibliography? [closed]

Is there a service/software where I can feed a bibliography, say in BibTex format, and I get all “Cited By” references as a response? In other words, is there an automated “Cited By” crawler? ...
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How to write summaries for literature survey? [closed]

My professor wanted me to write a short summary (one or two paragraphs max) on each paper. Focus on the salient of the method. could I use the abstract sentences exactly or should I change the words ...
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Searching for papers from a specific conference

Is there a way to search, using Google Scholar or another tool, for all papers that appeared in a certain conference? For example, I would like to find all papers that appeared in the recent "EC 17" ...
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How to find papers from conference proceedings? [closed]

I'm starting out in a new field, and reading papers from top conferences in the field seemed as a natural starting point to understanding active research areas in the field. I realized I have never ...
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How to identify the publications that cite two specific papers?

Finding the citations of any particular paper is straightforward. But how do you identify the set of publications that cite two specific papers? The reason I am asking this is because I am trying ...
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How much attention should I pay to developments in other research fields?

I am at the beginning of my Ph.D. My research lies at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and psycholinguistics, meaning that I will interact with a variety of researchers from several ...
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Is there any forum or FB group where people would exchange academic literature? [closed]

Does anyone know any forum, FB group or other platform where students from different univerisites would exchange academic literature available in their libraries?
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Different behaviour with wildcards on PubMed using quotation marks or not

In my understanding of wildcards I would assume that this search string (in title & abstract fields) would give a result of 0. telerobot*[tiab] NOT *robot*[tiab] But it doesn't. The result is 49....
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How to use MeSH Qualifiers in a PubMed search string?

I want to know how I combine a MeSH term with a qualifier. How do I create a search string on PubMed with it. The exact human readable question would be: All publications with MeshTerm "Locomotion" ...
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Why is my published article seemingly not indexed by Google or Google Scholar?

I am a Masters student, in the Faculty of Science in Canada. I have a question to ask regarding literature review. I am doing a bit of studying to find protocols for my experiment (where I hope to ...
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Finding specific types of manuscripts of a journal

I am considering writing an article to a journal. This journal (Bioinformatics) accepts different manuscripts: Original Papers Discovery Notes Application Notes Reviews Letters to the Editor ...
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Following academic development, citation, new publications - From a pre-existing “library”

"Library" in this context means the papers/books that you have in program X (Zotero, Mendeley, etc.) forming the literary core of a project or topic. Is there an already-established method to ...
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How do I find references and how do I know that they are valid?

I took a pause from school during personal problems and started it again half-year ago. Now that I've finished almost all of it, the last thing I have left is to finish my thesis-work. My professor ...
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Software to extract citations and abstracts for meta-analysis [closed]

I am conducting a meta-analysis and searching pertinent articles in PubMed. The typical scenario is to apply a dedicated search string, and then retrieve between 50 and 5000 citations including the ...
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List of citation graph browsers?

What are good ways to explore/discover literature visually, e.g. a visual interface for Google Scholar? There are a few tools to explore the citation graph ("which papers cite which papers"). Some are ...