· A literature review is essential for all research, whether the end product is a poster, paper, presentation, or article. The purpose of searching the literature is to discover what needs doing, to answer questions, and to establish a frame of reference for your research. It also lends legitimacy to your work, by showing you know how your project relates to previous research.
CVM Library is often asked for help in designing searches for animal alternatives to comply with IACUC regulations. Here are some resources and ideas to get you started:
CVM Library is often asked for help in designing systematic review searches. Our advice: