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Literature Review Essentials: Home

Background Information & Reference

  • Use the "Reference Entries" option under Material Type in the OSU Libraries Advanced Search 
  • Or, using the same search tool, combine your search terms with the following: encyclopedias OR dictionaries OR handbooks OR companion

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  • Use the "Review article" filter under Document Type to find articles that summarize the current state of understanding on a topic

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