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You should use the library's collections of books and academic journals, past theses or conference proceedings when looking for material for your literature review. Primary source material in UL's Special Collections and Archives is also an option to consider depending on your research topic. Within niche research areas it may sometimes be necessary to go beyond UL's collections to source material for your thesis.
When you have defined your topic you will need to begin searching for and evaluating the information you find. The information on this page will guide you as you develop your research question and begin to familiarise your with the resources the library provides for your literature searching. Recorded lectures from our librarians, links to videos from SAGE Research Methods and some advice on effective searching are all useful resources for you when preparing your literature review. If you need to talk to a librarian in order to advance your literature review, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
The Library Search allows you to search for physical items in the Library but also searches most of the library's electronic resources as well as publications in the ULIR.