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Literature Reviews

Search for Literature

Now that you have narrowed your topic, you need to search for literature to include in your review.

This is an important step. The literature you include in your review will be the foundation of your

  • findings,
  • discussion,
  • conclusions, and
  • recommendations.

More information can be found in the LC guide for "Searching for Literature."

Information about creating a PRISMA diagram to illustrate the search for literature can be found in the LC guide for "Study Selection / Screening."

Video tutorials about searching for literature can be found in the LC elearning modules' "Library Research Basics" section and the "Preparing for a Literature Search" section.


The following 15-minute video offers a lesson on creating an outline for the methodology section of a literature review.

Click here or on the image to access the video in D2L.