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GEOL/GEOE 439: Advanced Applied Geophysics

Off Campus Access

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Literature Search Process

Getting Started

Questions to brainstorm as you start your research proces...


What is my research question?

What information do I already have?

What information do I need?

  • List keywords and synonyms
  • List finding aids to use
  • Do I need costs, geographic locations, methodology, maps/geospatial data, reviews, papers, etc?
  • What is the time span?  Do I need historical data?
  • How do I check the credibility of my sources?
  • Who will I need to contact about getting information?  (E.g. governmental organizations, conservation authority, etc.)