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How to do a literature search

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To join a session or watch a recording of an earlier session visit the Library Online Training website. Please allow enough time to verify your setup and do an audio check.


This session explains the various stages to doing a successful literature search. Good session for students at level 3 and above who are required to carry out a thorough search to discover what academic literature exists on a topic.

Who's it for?

Suitable for students at level 3 and above. The How to find information for your assignment session is more appropriate for undergraduate students at levels 1 and 2.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session you should:

  • Have a basic understanding of the principles of searching
  • Know how to search for articles and article references using library databases

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