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SOWK 391: Methods of Social Research: Literature Reviews (Jarvis) [Fall 2019]: Finding Information

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a) Consult existing literature reviews related to your topic.

  • Search "literature review" as a keyword anywhere.
  • This could help shape your topic.
  • You might find studies relevant to your topic.

b) Note classic and landmark studies.

  • Certain authors may be mentioned over and over as influential authorities.
  • Look for articles that have been cited the most times.