Search

Purpose:

Search the literature to gather the works of scholars who have addressed your research question.

Process:

  • Save time! Work with a librarian.
  • Get the big picture. Search broad concepts in HOLLIS, the library catalog.
  • Mine reference lists. Use Journals Search to find the full text of articles cited.
  • Identify article databases for bodies of literature relevant to your research question.
  • Use language from your research question to begin your search and then map your language to the subject vocabulary of the databases you're searching in.
  • Use cited reference searching to find later works that cite a particularly useful work.

Remember: the literature review is an iterative process!

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