This guide will help you search for credible literature from a range of industry and scholarly sources to support your report findings. Before you start you should:
For help with writing reports see:
A key part of this assignment will be locating the official accident investigation reports for one or both accidents as well as further industry information.
To find these you will need to search outside of the Library collection.
Adapt your search as needed depending on the search engine you use and the more you discover about the accidents.
Before you start searching:
|Tip: try some basic scoping searches in the Library collection or Google Scholar (tab next to Library collection) to discover further keywords you can use.|
Some potential keywords. What others can you find?
|automation||Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System|
|cockpit safety||pilot training|
|commercial aviation||psychological factors|
To learn more about connecting your keywords to form a search strategy see:
|Industry information||Scholarly sources|
|Federal Aviation Authority||Library Collection|
|Civil Aviation Safety Authority||APA PsychINFO - key psychology database|
|Relevant aviation authority in Ethiopia and Indonesia||
Scopus - key multidisciplinary database
The Library Collection can be a good place to start your search
|Tip: when using a single search box use brackets (...) to group synonyms together|
Some useful filters (limits) you may want to apply include:
Help tips for using Google Scholar
Scopus is a multidisciplinary database which indexes peer reviewed journal articles.
Evaluate all literature before you use them in this assignment - even if you have found literature in the Library collection or databases.
Some things to look for:
|Currency||How current does the information need to be?
Are older, seminal works fine to use?
Does the information found answer your question?
|Authority||What are the author's qualifications?
Are they linked to a university, research institute or government department?
|Accuracy||Is evidence given for the research undertaken?
What methods are used? Are they sound?
Is there a bibliography or references given?
|Purpose||Is it trying to communicate research, persuade you or sell you something?
It is expressing an opinion, or is it balanced and objective?