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How to do an effective literature search in 5 steps
Introduction to literature reviews - Research & Learning Online
This article is a quick guide to conducting a literature search. Need help? Hire a literature search expert on Kolabtree. Choose from PhD-qualified researchers in over 2, subjects. A literature search involves searching and compiling all the literature books, journals, and more available on a specific topic.
A literature review is an integrated analysis-- not just a summary-- of scholarly writings that are related directly to your research question. That is, it represents the literature that provides background information on your topic and shows a correspondence between those writings and your research question. A literature review may be a stand alone work or the introduction to a larger research paper, depending on the assignment.
The peer-reviewed literature is where scientists publish their research, and it is the source for scientific information. As a result, I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about it. I have explained how the peer-review system works also here. I have provided advice on how to evaluate studies and how not to evaluate studies. I have explained the hierarchy of evidence.