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7. Conduct an initial literature search

Become familiar with all the studies that have already been published in your topic area.
Conduct an initial literature search

Step by Step Guide


Understand how to conduct an initial literature search


Identify relevant databases


Develop and use search queries that match your topic


Analyze whether articles are relevant and of high-quality

Guiding Questions


What publications exist on your topic? In which research area? How topical are the identified articles?


How do you evaluate the quality of articles? How do you read quickly? How can you keep track of all articles?


How is a literature search conducted? Which databases are relevant? What are your most relevant search terms?

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