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Literature Review

This guide will introduce you to the methods of doing a literature review.

Search Tips for Locating Literature Reviews

Search for literature reviews in article databases. Use keywords related to your topic and "literature review" in quotations as an additional keyword.


Some databases provide filters to limit a search to literature reviews (log into MyUTampa for access):

ProQuest In "Advanced Search" under "Document Type" select "Literature Review"

PsycArticles and PsycInfo In "Advanced Search" under "Methodology" select "Literature Review"

Science Direct In "Advanced Search" add the phrase "literature review" (in quotes) to your search terms.

PubMed On the results page after having searched for articles under "Article Types" select "Review"


Placing the phrases (in quotations) "literature review," "systematic review," or "meta-analysis" in your initial search can often give you a results list focusing on those types of articles.

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