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Literature Review: Where to search

Help to get you started with your literature review. Identify where to search for information, learn how to search more effectively, and discover tools to manage your results.

Start with Scopus and Web of Science databases.

To be comprehensive, select two or three discipline/specialist databases to conduct your search.

If you're looking for a specific medium (book, thesis, journal, etc.) for your research, try the following.

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Find grey (or gray) literature

What is grey literature? This can include information such as government reports, conference proceedings, graduate dissertations, unpublished clinical trials, and much more.

Start with Advanced Google and Google Scholar to locate grey literature on your topic.

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