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Literature Review - Finding the Resources

This guide assists you in finding the resources for your literature review

Developing your search strategy

To effectively locate the resources for your literature review, you need to develop a search strategy to carefully plan how you will look for these resources. A search strategy helps you to:

  • Articulate your research topic & research question
  • Remain consistent in your search from one search tool to the next
  • Find a large amount of relevant information
  • Save time and energy in the long run

Below are the steps to develop your search strategy:                                       


Click the links above to know more about each step.

Note that effective literature search, though requires an organized approach, is not a linear process. Rather, it is an iterative one. You will need to revisit previous steps based on the information contained in the resources you locate.