Information Systems (IS) researchers currently lack an obvious place to start their literature searches. Existing tools suffer from being either too narrow in their coverage of existing research, leading to an insufficiency effect (low recall); or they are too encompassing, leading to an impracticality effect (low precision). From 11 listings of IS-related journals, we identify a set of 1,042 journals receptive to IS research. We introduce a web interface that allows searching for literature across most of these journals. The search tool enables researchers to narrow or widen the focus of searches, thus allowing researchers to optimise the precision-recall trade-off of their literature searches. We provide an evaluation of our artifact and discuss the relevance of our artifact for exploratory literature searches. Our artifact seeks to facilitate knowledge claims in IS research based on a shared body of knowledge beyond the AIS basket of eight journals.
Boell, Sebastian and Wang, Blair, "www.litbaskets.io, an IT Artifact Supporting Exploratory Literature Searches for Information Systems Research" (2019). ACIS 2019 Proceedings. 71.