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Literature searching and finding evidence

Introductory guide for School of Health & Psychological Sciences students

Literature searching or 'literature review'?

For assignments, projects and dissertations you will need to do a literature search: find existing literature and information about your chosen topic to use as evidence in support of arguments or points you make.

You may also be asked to produce a literature review: summarising and analysing relevant literature you have found through your research. In a literature review, the literature itself is the main subject of discussion. The aim of a literature review is to show you have identified and examined the key research on a particular topic or question.

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