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Literature Searching

Some basics on finding relevant articles.

What is literature searching?

Searching databases can seem like a trial and error process. It can also seem like a repetitive process  and if not done carefully, the process can be it is a waste of time!

At times,you will soon find out searching for articles can be easy and quick while at other times, it is not as easy! Both processes require some basic skills which are in this guide with an example.

One process, as seen below, is hoped for in searching and sometimes happens.

Typical student search

A realistic process

Another process, as seen below, is a more realistic view of the search process.

A realistic searching process