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Literature Searching: Home

Follow our step-by-step guide to help you carry out a good literature search

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Welcome to this Literature Searching guide. Follow the above tabs for a step-by-step guide to help you.

Step-by-step guide

The literature search is the groundwork for your essay or project. The steps are:

Search Tips: How to find the information you need

This is a brilliant, clear, easy to follow guide from NHS Education for Scotland. Useful for everyone!

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