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Conducting your literature review

Developing a search strategy

You have scoped your research field, identified the themes and concepts of your research, have outlined your review questions and are ready to begin searching relevant resources. Developing a search strategy takes time and is an iterative process. This section provides guidance on how to create an effective search to enable you to return key papers and relevant studies that are aligned with your research topic.

Flow chart showing the process of developing a search strategy.