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Literature Searching

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


Welcome to this Literature Searching guide.

Navigate using the tabs on the left 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! Click on maximiser button to expand to full screen.

Useful books to get you started

Useful handout

Use this handout for further info.