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Writing the Literature Review (Part One): Step-by-Step Tutorial for Graduate Students [Produced by University of Maryland University College]
Writing the Literature Review (Part Two): Step-by-Step Tutorial for Graduate Students [Produced by University of Maryland University College]
Conducting a Literature Review: Good Place to Start- Citation Databases
Interdisciplinary Citation Databases:
A good place to start your research is to search a research citation database to view the scope of literature available on your topic.
TIP #1: SEED ARTICLE
Begin your research with a "seed article" - an article that strongly supports your research topic. Then use a citation database to follow the studies published by finding articles which have cited that article, either because they support it or because they disagree with it.
TIP #2: SNOWBALLING
Snowballing is the process where researchers will begin with a select number of articles they have identified relevant/strongly supports their topic and then search each articles' references reviewing the studies cited to determine if they are relevant to your research.
BONUS POINTS: This process also helps identify key highly cited authors within a topic to help establish the "experts" in the field.
Literature Review (Video)
Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students by North Carolina State University Libraries
Finding the Evidence - A PICO Tutorial
This video from the CEBM demonstrates how to use PICO to formulate a clinical question.
PubMed Advanced Search Builder
Use MeSH to Build a Better PubMed Query
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