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Literature Review

This guide will help get you started with searching for information for your literature review.

Where to search when doing a literature review

Aim to be as comprehensive as possible when conducting a literature review. Knowing exactly where to search for information is important.

Work through the steps to find out the best databases to search for information on your research topic.

1. Start with research databases

Scopus and Web of Science are good databases to start with for any research topic and literature review.

2. Focus your search with specific databases

Select two or three discipline/specialist databases to conduct your search for comprehensive results.

Our subject guides will help you find databases relevant to major subject areas in each discipline and specific materials relevant to your research.

3. Find books, theses and more

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