This guide will help you do a literature search. Your literature search might culminate in a literature review paper, a capstone research project, or some other class assignment. You can find step-by-step guidance here.
Most literature search projects include these five steps:
You may need to circle back and repeat these steps. That's how research works.
You can work through this Searching the Literature guide in order, or start at any step:
Keep in mind: this guide is just one of the tools you can use to do your literature search. If you run into problems or have questions, you can contact your librarian for help.
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