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Media Studies: About

Doing a Literature Review

About this LibGuide

This LibGuide supports students and researchers in Media Studies doing a Literature Review. 

  1. Explore your topic:
    on finding (library) resources to help you explore and refine your topic.
  2. Search Literature:
    on actually searching for books and articles relevant to your topic, using relevant keywords and a sound strategy.
  3. Process Literature:
    on managing and evaluating the literature you have found.

Also consult the Handleiding Academische vaardigheden 2.0 (in Dutch) and Chapter 2 ("Literature review: Not a method but a prerequisite") from the New Media Studies Method Reader.

This is just one of our LibGuides containing tips, theory and training for searching and using scholarly information. Check our LibGuides page for an overview of all guides relevant to you.

 

The library: online and on site

University Library City CentreYou can start your research anywhere and anytime. Both the resources for searching literature and the literature itself are often available online. Yet the library as a physical space remains important.

  • Use our printed resources (for instance on Communication and Information Sciences and Theatre, Film and Television Studies).
  • Do you need help? We have Information Specialists standby during office hours (Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M) to assist you personally. Just ask for them at the Service Desk.
  • Use our study facilities (Wi-Fi, computers, laptops for rent, study spaces for groups). 

Your own library

"Never again having to search for references you once found"

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Personal Library is a custom-made digital library for Utrecht University staff and students. Depending on your study programme or discipline this library contains a selection of sources to which you may add search engines, journals, books, articles and search results, resulting in a fully fledged personal library. A personal library that you can access anytime, anywhere, because it is an online library.

Keep up to date with your field of research. Read the newest articles from your favorite journals and then add them to your Personal Library.

Get Access

Students and employees of Utrecht University have online access anywhere and anytime. Learn more on how to get access.