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Stony Brook University

Literature Reviews

Research Starter

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Searches research databases, journals, our catalogs, and more | HELP

Sources for a Literature Review will come from a variety of places, including:

Use the Research Starter Quick Search above, or our 
Catalogs to discover books on your topic. 

Journals/ Journal Articles via Electronic Databases
Journals are a major source of materials for a literature review. Use library Databases to search thousands of journals for articles.  Good places to start include the Research Starter Quick Search above, and using a library Research, Subject or Course guide. 

Dissertations & Theses
Use Dissertations and Theses Full-Text, and Dissertations@Stony Brook for SBU dissertations and theses.

Reference Materials
Reference Materials such as encyclopedias and dictionaries provide good overall views of topics and provide keyword hints for searching. Many will include lists of sources to consider for your literature review.

 Conference Papers
At conferences, professionals and scholars explore the latest trends, share new ideas, and present new research. Use the Directory of Open Access Journals and other databases that include conference papers and proceedings.