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Political Economy of Identity in the Global Era POLS 8214

Library resources for projects in Fall 2023

AI tools and Literature Mapping

Generative AI tools like the ones below are great for overviews, outlines and keyword search ideas. These tools are generally not ready yet for reliable searching for a number of reasons. Rely primarily on databases.

Perplexity AI is another tool for scholarly sources.

Google Gemini AI    Microsoft Copilot

A key issue to consider is where a search tool is searching and quality vs.quantity of those sources.

Image of chart comparing the number of sources search tools cover


Literature mapping is another way to gather citations by using graphical organizers to see and find links between research papers..

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