Time is ticking and this is the second Saturday I am reworking my chapter 2. I find it is harder to do my literature review chapter because it is the most academic of my chapters. I cannot really play with the aesthetic of this chapter and push the boundaries of the dissertation genre because this is not my story, not my research, not my words. What does NOT help is when I get stuck in the research black hole. I have been collecting research from year 1, but sometimes, there is just a reference in an article and I need to find the source as if THAT article will suddenly open up the floodgates and the words will all fall into place.
I spent 30 minutes finding an article that I knew my university HAD to have. After all, it was one of their professors. Simple advice was to go to Google Scholar because I was already logged in to my university system. Nope. It sent me to a site and for 25.00 I could get the pdf. No. My library site kept sending me to weird places smelling faintly of mildew and decay until I pressed HOME and saw this.
It says NEW Onesearch so I put my author’s name in and like magic. DOH!
Sometimes the easy button is hiding in plain sight. Note to self: BREATHE, learn from it, move on.