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 +====== How to Handle Literature ======
 +
 +
 +===== Finding Literature =====
 +
 +
 +There are many excellent search engines for publications:​
 +
 +  * http://​scholar.google.com/​
 +  * http://​academic.research.microsoft.com/​
 +  * http://​citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/​
 +  * http://​portal.acm.org/​
 +  * http://​ieeexplore.ieee.org/​Xplore/​dynhome.jsp
 +  * http://​research.google.com/ ​ Google'​s own research
 +  * http://​dblp.uni-trier.de/ ​ Best BibTeX
 +  * http://​www.springerlink.com/​content/​105633/​ Lecture Notes in Computer Science
 +  * http://​www.ulb.uni-bonn.de/​literatursuche/​emedien-suchen University Library
 +
 +Most of these sites allow to search for publications that cited a
 +certain other citation. It is a good strategy to start with a few
 +publications and find out whether there are better publications citing this.
 +
 +In general a publication is considered to be the more reliable the more
 +review it got. As a consequence there is roughly the following order
 +(">"​ meaning "is better than", "​~"​ meaning "as good as"):
 +
 +^ Journals > Conferences > Workshops > Technical Reports ~ Books > Online Presentations > Blogs ~ Newsgroups ^
 +
 +Favor the most recent papers over older papers, but look out whether there
 +are classical papers. The Software Engineering discipline is getting a
 +history these years, i.e. it becomes important how and when ideas arose
 +and evolved.
 +
 +If your topics happens to be shaped around products or processes and not 
 +primarily around a research question, you should look out for generic ideas in the
 +material that you have and search for publications about these.
 +
 +Most publications are available online if you connect to the webpages
 +from within the university network.
 +
 +===== Reading =====
 +
 +You may find the following advice helpful:
 +
 +  * http://​www.cs.ubc.ca/​~kdvolder/​CPSC539/​how-to-read.html
 +  * http://​cseweb.ucsd.edu/​~wgg/​CSE210/​howtoread.html
 +  * http://​hampshire.edu/​~apmNS/​design/​RESOURCES/​HOW_READ.html
 +
 +===== Managing References =====
 +
 +We have used the following tools to manage references:
 +
 +  * http://​jabref.sourceforge.net/​download.php
 +  * http://​www.mendeley.com/​
 +
  
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