Below are some examples of how to conduct a literature review:



Tips for Starting a Literature Review

  • Organization is vital.  Try Zotero or Mendeley.

  • Become familiar with key words and other important terminology. Try using the database thesarus or other database subject headings.

  • "Mine" bibliographies.  If you find a good article on your topic, consider tracking down the resources the author(s) used for their research.  Try Google Scholar to do this!

  • The absence of research may tell you as much as the abundance of resources on a topic.


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