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Preparing for your dissertation - the literature review


Doing a Literature Search 

For your dissertation or research project you will need to do a literature search to identify relevant and appropriate material. The materials on this page will give you simple steps and rules that will help you search more effectively.
We will help you to:

  • Consider your topic and identify keywords

  • Plan your search strategy using advanced search techniques.

Quick Search


Finding Information for your Subject

Using One Good Result as a Launch Pad


If you find an article that is particularly relevant

Using one result as a launchpad

for your subject you can often follow links within

that record to find other usefularticles:

  • Author: has the author written anything else
  • References: other research to read
  • Keywords: use in revised search
  • Publication: worth browsing
  • Cited by: quoted in this record

Further Reading