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Literature Review

Learn about the process of searching, choosing, recording and evaluating information for writing a literature review.

Recording the Search

It is important to record each search as you go using the template below if you need help. This template will help you: search systematically across multiple sources; write this section of the literature review; and help you keep track of your search sets as they develop.  You may add or remove databases and other literature sources from the table as necessary. If you are unsure about how to use this template, watch the video below which demonstrates this process using MultiSearch as an example.

You can also use the library's Search Generator to formulate the search string.  If you need assistance with this process, contact your campus library or ask your teacher.