Policy Fellows Independent Study: Drug Policy: Home
A literature review brings together a range of relevant works on a topic, and is intended to:
explore compelling questions, problems, concepts, or issues that you would like to address
discover relationships between ideas
connect your ideas to existing literature on your research topic(s)
demonstrate your knowledge of a topic
demonstrate your ability to critique and synthesize various strands of the conversation(s) taking place around your topic
identify research gaps, areas for further consideration, and/or disagreements in the literature
Peer Review is a process used by most journals to ensure high quality. Authors submit their work for publication, and, before the journal accepts the article, the editors of the journal send the article out to other experts in the same field (peers) to have it critiqued (reviewed).
Fogler Library's catalog is the place to look for books, both print and electronic. To have a book sent to another library location, click on the Request button on the top of the page. You will be asked for your name and barcode (on the back of your MaineCard).
Searches an undefined set of books and journals. Uses Google natural language searching.
**Once in this link, go to the Menu bar in the upper left, click on Settings, then click on Library Links. Choose University of Maine - Full Text. Then you are ready to search, and connected to Fogler subscribed full text.