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Literature Reviews

This guide provides information on how to complete a literature review

Finding Literature Reviews

How to Find a Literature Review

As literature reviews may already exist on some aspect of your topic, it is often useful to search databases for them. However, while many databases do not permit one to limit to the specific document type of literature reviews, some do.

If you are searching for literature reviews in a database, it is usually a good idea to enter the particular search term(s) for your topic in the first search box and then "literature review" or "review" in the second search box.

Below is an example of what that could look like when searching a general subject database:


Note: If you add an asterisk * to the end of 'review', your search will retrieve both literature review and literature reviews.