Searching for literature

If you are looking for a books or articles for your research, this page contains information about different search systems, common search techniques and details on how to set up alerts so that you can stay up to date with new literature.

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Finding literature by topic

Scientific literature can be found via search systems. Several search systems can be chosen on the basis of the topic of your search question and the type of publications that you are looking for.

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Common search techniques

When you carry out a literature study, you will need to make extensive use of search engines. See which search techniques are applicable to most databases and search engines.

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Setting up alerts

If you would you like to be notified when new articles are published, set up alerts so that you can stay up to date with new publications. 

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