The article literature does not seem to have much on my topic.
Topic: "Define what advanced writing is."
Where else might I look for information on my topic?
|Search Tools & Strategies||1) Writing/Composition or Education focused search tools||2) Subject focused (e.g. biology) search tools||3) Use search tools which include a lot of book literature (catalog)
||4) Use bibliographies; find a known item|
ERIC (education)MLA International Bibliography
|PubMed||Melvyl||reading from class|
|Pros||Your general subject is often a good match for many of the materials indexed.||Can be more targeted at your area of focus||More books are available, for certain topics book literature is the preferred place of publication; may locate journal articles too||Potentially points to articles aligned with the relevant article you are reading; may point to articles that are not indexed well|
|Cons||Even in ERIC and MLA there could be a variety of topics (e.g. leadership, literature)||May be few journals (or relevant materials) indexed||Extensive index across all subject areas, may be too much at times||To locate articles, may require additional knowledge about searching strategies|
|Experiment||writing n/2 "literature review"||“science writing”||"literature review" AND (writing OR doing)||Article. Lerner, Neal. "Laboratory Lessons for Writing and Science." Written Communication. 24.3 (2007): 191-222.|