These are relevant types of publications and why they are relevant:
Sources for your literature review can also be divided into:
More on this tripartition can be found in Chapter 2 ("Literature review: Not a method but a prerequisite") from the New Media Studies Method Reader.
A book is often a profound, scholarly study on a particular topic. Such a monograph often contains overviews, focusses on theory and is the result of years of research. It is very suitable as a first introduction to a subject, but it lacks the latest developments in and nuances of the scholarly discourse (as opposed to a journal article).
Books can be found via:
More information can be found in the Libguide Search Strategy
Together with books, scholarly journal articles are,the most important forms of publication in the academic world. The major search engines for articles are:
All search engines have their own strengths and weaknesses and each discipline has its own set of the best search engines. Your search will be more efficient and your list of search results more complete if you take the trouble to familiarise yourself with them. In exploring coverage and search options the systems themselves offer excellent help, but do not forget tutorials and the LibGuides.
Another way to search for journal articles is by following references from already found publications.
For more information go to the LibGuide Search Strategy.
You can use a book review to:
Book reviews are published in
In your search for scholarly literature you may sometimes find the UBU-link. This link provides information about the availability of the publication via the University Library, in digital as well as in paper format.
UBUlink, quickly to the publication
In the case of digital publications the UBU-link provides direct access. For print publications the UBU-link gives information about availability at Utrecht University Library. Sometimes the UBU-link is in the form of a yellow button, but it can also be a text link.