Home > How to conduct a literature search.

Ireland. Department of Health. [Department of Health] (2013) How to conduct a literature search. Dublin: Department of Health. 13 p.

PDF (How to conduct a literature search)

A literature search is a methodical search for all of the literature published on a topic. An effective search of the literature can be done quickly, but demands an organised and systematic approach, so it is important to keep records of the searches made and the information found

Table of contents:
1 Introduction
2 Developing a search Strategy
3 Literature sources
4 Electronic searching
4.1 Identify keywords
4.2 Search techniques
4.3 Implementing your search
5 Additional methods of identifying relevant articles
5.1 Searching the reference lists
5.2 Hand searching relevant journals
5.3 Author searching
6 Appendix A Search planning form

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Manual
Intervention Type:Education and training
Source:Department of Health
Pages:13 p.
Publisher:Department of Health
Corporate Creators:Ireland. Department of Health
Place of Publication:Dublin
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:R Research > Research and evaluation method
R Research > Type of research study > Review
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

Repository Staff Only: item control page