Conducting a Literature Review


Welcome to the library guide Conducting a Literature Review.  In this guide we will be reviewing pertinent library resources and services you should know about that will be useful to you when putting together a research plan and doing library research.

This guide will help you::                                   

  • Identify what a literature review is
  • Develop a research question
  • Write a search statement/Formulate a search strategy
  • Identify appropriate databases to search
  • Identify useful research strategies (bibliographic trail, alerting services, citation management software, and keeping a record of what was searched  along with results)