Are you lost, not knowing where to start?
Do you wonder how on Earth you will be able to find relevant papers amongst the millions of answers your searches unearth?
Or how to be systematic and thorough so as not miss anything?
Do you want someone to explain what you should be doing, and how to do it as efficiently as possible?
… Well, you’re in the right place!
I’m here to guide you through your literature review, from choosing your topic to revising your final draft.
On this website, I’m posting bite-size advice on topics as varied as:
- How to cite your references to avoid plagiarism in an headache-free way;
- What kind of structure your review should have;
So make sure that you’re not missing anything by signing up for my mailing-list…
Also, I’m willing to go the extra mile and answer your questions directly. What are you struggling with right now? Are you stuck on a particular problem? Are you lost and not knowing where to start?
So, go ahead, send me a message through this contact form. Don’t worry, there is no such thing as a silly question. I will answer you without judgement and as fast as humanely possible.
If you’d rather have a one-on-one talk with me, you can also book a coaching session.
Okay, now, maybe I should tell you a bit more about myself?
I’m an academic librarian working in London. Before going through library school, I pursued my passion for geology through a BSc in Paleontology and an MSc in Hydrogeology. I still love those topics, even though I’ve changed path, and I’m still a little crazy for anything dinosaur-related…
Now that I’ve become a librarian, my main role consists in teaching graduate and postgraduate students how to use library resources and how to do their literature reviews.
Do you want to know what they have to say about the training I provide? Here are some quotes from some of my students:
- “Very helpful. I have a window into a whole new world of research now!”
- “I really enjoyed the training. Aurélie is so passionate that she communicates to others and I like her creativity for the session to make it alive!”
- “[I liked] the rich information, knowledgeable presenter who answered all questions thoroughly.”
- “I felt that Aurélie was very genuinely interested in our work, and that she wished to support us to do our research well. She was able to respond to all of our individual needs.”
- “I had been trained on using EndNote twice before and still did not get it. This time, I feel ready to tackle my references!”
- “She completely demystified the literature search.”
Now, I double my teaching duties by also giving online coaching sessions.
Here is what one of my trainees had to say about her session:
“My session with Aurélie was just great and gave me exactly what I needed to get started. I greatly appreciated her friendly, clear communication style.” – Rebecca
Finally, let me tell you the story of how “How To Do a Literature Review” was born.
One day, during a training session, one of my students asked me if I could point her towards more resources on the subject. I showed her the traditional library books we have and decided to look and see if I could also find interesting websites to point her to.
That’s when I realized that there isn’t that many user-friendly, professional and complete resources online about the literature review… So I decided to try and help filling this gap by starting this website!
Now, make sure that you don’t miss anything by signing up for the mailing-list. I will keep you up-to-date on everything that’s happening here and will give you extra advice… And kittens. Because we all need more kittens in our lives. :)
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Disclaimer: I’m writing here in my personal capacity and not in the name of my employer.