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BIO 333: Literature Review Research Guide [Dr. Berry]: Preparing to Search: Importance of Lists and Key Terms

The Starting Point: Thinking/Compiling/Recording...Repeat.


Step 1: What is your task? What are all the parts of what is expected? 

Step 2: What is a literature review?

Step 3: Start your Search Strategy: From Broad to Narrow

The Goal: Search a variety of places with a variety of terminology. 

This is an evolving process. It is important to maintain structure by doing the following:

Create a Research Journal (spreadsheet/notes/paper journal)

  • What are the main terms of your research query? 
  • What are some synonyms? 

Class exercise: Writing out your main terms.