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Preparing for a Comprehensive Literature Review

Preparing for a Comprehensive Literature Review

This guide is intended to get you started in preparing for a comprehensive literature review and covers the following topics:

  • Defining your research question
  • Selecting an appropriate type of review
  • Developing a review protocol/proposal
  • Format of reviews
  • The role of subject librarians in the review process

This guide focuses on the preparation for a review.  For guidance regarding systematic review searching visit the Systematic Reviews, Scoping Reviews, and Health Technology Assessments - Searching the Literature guide.