What is it about?

How to search bibliographical databases to find key references in relation to a topic of your interest (e.g. for a literature review); and how you can understand its patterns.

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Why is it important?

Given that the number of publications is increasing exponentially, it is important to understand the current state of the literature in relation to your topic of interest


We have adapted this method from systematic reviews to a much shorter timeframe - and I have used it since in every literature review I have done. It helped me cover fast and comprehensively a new topic (e.g. photo-elicitation; assemblage thinking).

Dr Adriana Mihaela Soaita

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This page is a summary of: A methodological quest for systematic literature mapping, International Journal of Housing Policy, August 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/19491247.2019.1649040.
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