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How to Conduct a Literature Review: Finding "The Literature"

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Finding Scholarly Material: Scout and the Databases

In order to find the scholarly materials you will use in your literature review, search using Discovery, the library's discovery layer, or using the discipline-specific databases. GEM Finder is a great place to start any sort of research, as it searches a plethora of our databases at one time. However, because Discovery cannot search all of our databases, you will also need to search discipline-specific databases in order to find other resources for your literature review.

Here are 4 ways to find scholarly material within the HCL's resources:

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