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Bibliothek2. Selecting literature databases and other research sources

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The selection of sources must be described and explained in detail. The aim is to find a balance between the relevance of the sources (content-related fit) and the scope of the sources.

In the field of economic sciences, there are a number of literature databases that can be searched as part of an SLR. Some examples in this regard are:

Our video "Finding the right databases" explains how to find relevant databases for your topic.

Literature databases are an important source of research for SLRs, as they can minimize distortions caused by an individual literature selection (selection bias), while offering advantages for a systematic search due to their data structure. The aim is to find all database entries on a topic and thus keep the retrieval bias low (DBWM video on retrieval bias).  

Our online self-study course "Searching economic databases" explains step 2 und 3.

Proceed to Step 3. Setting search terms


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