Perceptions of Care Providers in the Delivery of Newborns in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Project title:
Perceptions of Care Providers in the Delivery of Newborns in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Literature Review

As I mentioned in the last email, this first week should be used to become familiar with your selected project area via a review of both peer-reviewed and grey literature. I advise the following approach to conduct a literature review:

1) Select databases to search.

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Peer-reviewed: refers to journal publications that have undergone extensive critique and evaluation by peers in the same field of publication.

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Recommended Databases:
PubMed
,
Google Scholar

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Grey-literature: refers to informally published reports and or articles such as white papers, technical reports, news articles, etc.

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Recommended Databases/Sources:
Google
,
Google Scholar
,
Google News

WHO
,
UN
,
World Bank
,
UNICEF
, etc.

2) Create search terms.

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Based on your project title, develop a list of keywords to conduct your search with. This may require you to read a few “
review
” articles, or to add additional terms as you become familiar with the topic.

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Although Wikipedia should NEVER be used as a source in scientific work, it is a great place for an overview of general topics of interest (i.e.,
maternal health
,
emergency medical services
,
infant mortality
,
health forecasting
, and
quality management
).

3) Conduct searches.

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Using your search terms, search and select any material that is relevant to addressing your question.

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Specifically look for information specific to your region of interest (i.e., Saudi Arabia), but also look for global best practices (from around the world) that are applicable to the local context.

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You may find limited content in your region, in which case, you have discovered an important gap in research (that you will help address!). In this case focus on the global as it relates to the local context.

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4) Use reference managers.

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Reference Managers are great tools that help automate the process of creating a database of your literature for future reference. There are two tools that I recommend for use (and that I can offer training in).

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Use of these tools are optional, but they will greatly enhance your productivity and generally make your life easier. The choice of which one to use is up to you.

Zotero: 
https://www.zotero.org/

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This is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

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In order to use Zotero, there are two set-up methods. Chose whichever is more convenient (however it works best with Mozilla, Method 1)

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Method 1: Download the browser,
Mozilla Firefox
, and the accompanying
Zotero in-browser software
 (left-side) and
Word plug-in

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Method 2:  Download the
standalone software
 (right-side) with the plug-in for your browser of choice (Safari, Chrome, or Mozilla).

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This
tutorial
will walk you through the set-up and use.

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Troubleshooting guide

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EndNote/EndNote Web: