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How to conduct an exhaustive literature review in the earth sciences
This guide introduces students to the task of conducting a literature review in the earth sciences. It covers six steps, beginning with a keyword search on the internet, a search of bibliographic databases, and extensive reading of recent literature. Concluding steps consist of an examination of popular literature (newspapers, popular science reviews, and societal review publications), return visits to the library, and direct communication with researchers in the field.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-135
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Educational Resources
http://education.usgs.gov/

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Author: Phil Stoffer
Western Earth Surface Processes Team
United States Geological Survey (USGS)