Literature reviews and use of academic databases in doctoral thesis [pdf presentation]

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Abstract: meaning and functions of bibliographic or literature reviews. Typology of literature reviews. Traditional and systematic reviews. The systematic review approach or systematized reviews. Procedures to carry out systematized reviews. SALSA framework. Search and Appraisal procedures. Use of academic databases. Use of Scopus and Web of Science. Analysis and synthesis procedures. Good practices and how to avoid plagiarism. Selected references on bibliographic reviews.

Keywords: literature reviews, traditional reviews, systematic reviews, systematic reviews approach, SALSA framework, Scopus, Web of Science.


  • Part 1: traditional vs systematic reviews
  • Part 2: academic databases effective use
  • Part 3: analysis and synthesis


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