It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
PLS 7030: Home
Summarizing and Synthesizing Articles for Literature Reviews
Consider using one or both of these worksheets to help you use the information you gather as you do research for a more polished, clear literatue review.
When you read articles, it's helpful to think about them in the context of your research question, theory, and hypothesis. This worksheet is designed to help you start approaching articles in that way.
A literature review should help the reader understand the state of research leading up to your topic, not to provide an overview of individual articles. This worksheet is designed to help you start thinking in terms of how different sources contribute to understand the themes that influence your research.
QuickSearch combines results from many search tools for you to review in one list. Results come from the Wright State catalog and hundreds of library databases including all of our Ebscohost databases, JSTOR, the Web of Science, and others.
This option will search a combination of all the available science databases produced by this publisher. The search will include familiar citation, biology, medicine, and patent databases. Once connected, review the "select a database" option for a complete list. Use this option if you are not sure which Clarivate database may offer the best results.
" CID’s three goals are: -To build an interdisciplinary network at Harvard to analyze and address the challenges of developing societies. -To improve the effectiveness of international development policies and institutions. -To educate and train the next generation of leaders in development science and practice. "
The most recent versions of the primary ICB data sets contain information for all crises occurring during the 1918-2013 period. The datasets include information on 470 international crises and 1036 crisis actors. There are 35 protracted conflicts.
"This site includes seven pages of links to on-line data resources for the serious international relations scholar... These pages are meant to include the most useful data sources on processes of international conflict and cooperation, as well as data covering international economic, environmental, political, and social data and data on similar topics for the United States."
Formerly the China Data Center affiliated with the University of Michigan, with the goal to integrate historical, social and natural science data in a geographic information system. The relationship with U of M was terminated in October 2018 and China Data Online was created from the former CDC. Note that this no longer has an institutional affiliation.
A constructivist, intersubjective database of national identities that will become a key source for International Relations scholars who wish to include constructivist arguments in their scholarship. The project’s ultimate aim is a database of all great power identities from 1810 to the present.
Primary Sources and where to find them
Primary sources are original documents created at the time of an event. These can include, among other sources, speeches, interviews, government documents, and press releases. In addition to the resources listed below, check the websites of governments or other entities you're researching for their statements and position papers. Also look for interviews and other sources that provide original information.
Government documents are indexed by subject in the Libraries' catalog. To find the documents, run a keyword search on your topic and look for materials that indicate they are from the US Superintendent of Documents or the US GPO (Government Printing Office). Watch this short video for an example.