Remember, the literature review will be a comprehensive look at your topic. Depending on your topic, you may also review closely related scholarship.
Keep your sources organized! A dissertation or thesis is more like running a marathon than a sprint. Sources you consult today may be critical to your research two years (or more!) from now.
Conducting a lit review requires perseverance in uncovering a comprehensive list of sources, patience in understanding this process is time-consuming, and flexibility in that you undoubtedly will have to use several search strategies and then try them again (that is why it is called research!)
The type of source will determine where you want to search. For example:
Use free search engines such as Google Scholar as a way to gather citations. Typically, scholarly research is not freely available online. If you are asked to pay for an article, check the Phillips Library databases to see if we already have access to the full-text or if you can place an ILLiad request to receive the article. This service is already paid for by Phillips Library which makes it free to you.
You can change the settings on Google Scholar so that you will be notified via a link to the right of the article that Phillips Library has access to an article (click the "gear" setting icon on the Google Scholar page). This is not a substitute for searching the Phillips Library databases directly.
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