You can find links here to sites that help us to search for literature. As we know, having an awareness of existing work in an area that interests you is vital to help you develop your question. Knowing a field means you can identify where further work could be conducted. It also provides a context to your study. You can read about the benefits (and pitfalls) of each of these modes of searching out literature in Chapter 4.
- Web of Science – the main citation index for the social sciences
- Google Scholar – a search engine that organises search findings by popular ‘hits’
- Geography Compass – the key journal for short review-style articles