Education Research Guide as a search starting point: libguides.colorado.edu\education
Linguistics Research Guide: http://libguides.colorado.edu/linguistics
Consider Search Log, Lit Review Grids/Synthesis Matrices - customize for your field/topic
Google sheet: goo.gl/6GxGm7
Copy to your own Google Drive to adapt: File >Make a copy
Use Mendeley or another tool to capture and group articles by sub-topic/method/theory/age group.
Quick Start Guide for Mendeley or Zotero: https://www.mendeley.com/guides/desktop/01-desktop-interface
You share your Mendeley workflow, show article notes and highlights, and show Zotero + Zotfile - Kevin Seeber article
Use citation manager’s Word plugins as you write
How will you save and organize what you find? Do you prefer print or electronic copies?
Do you prefer to read and take notes at home? On campus? At a coffee shop?
With annotation software, sticky notes, highlighters, via tablet or laptop?
How will you start to compile and synthesize your notes? Will you use a lit review grid or another system?
A literature review grid helps you organize and synthesize important information found in the literature you covered. Your grid may have as many columns and rows, but the main idea is to highlight data points that will help you siphon the central idea, findings, and conclusions. This organizational chart will facilitate the writing process when you need to compare, make connections with different scholarships, and arrange the titles following your selected methodology.
|Database name||Search Terms||Results||Notes|
minorities AND linguistic profiles
|17||the term "minorities" expanded the search to different countries. The search term "linguistic profiles" brought up many useful keywords: "linguistic discrimination," "multilingualism," "linguistic diversity, "language status," "linguistic landscape," "systematized language discrimination"|
multilingualism AND youth culture AND code-switching
|103||Emphasis on ethnic communities in complementary and multilingual classrooms with connections to gender and identity.|
linguicism OR isms OR dominant narratives AND intersectionalities
|306||Found information on "translingualism;" cross-disciplinary perspectives could be a new focus for me.|