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Doing the Literature Review (cont)

Some tips ...
  • use bibliographies to find prior work
  • use Citation Index to find subsequent work (e.g. citeseer)
  • try to identify seminal papers on the topic
  • maintain a database using a bibliography tool (e.g. BibTeX)
  • read and think about the references
  • identify common themes, structures and assumptions
  • keep electronic notes; describe in your own words