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Literature Reviews: An Overview
What is a literature review? What purpose does it serve in research? What should you expect when writing one?
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- Find published research, data, and other information relevant to your topic.
- Develop strategies for staying current in your field.
- Search the literature in other disciplines related to your topic.
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- Many databases provide alerts that automatically send email notifications for new citations related to your research interests.
- You can be notified when an article is cited.
- You can have tables of content of newly published journal issues sent to your email or RSS feed.
Note: These notifications often provide article links that are not set up to work for off-campus access. See our Off-Campus User Guide for ways to access our subscriptions.
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