Answered By: HKS Library & Research Services
Last Updated: Sep 28, 2021     Views: 265

In a literature review, you locate and assess the relevance of publications on your research topic or problem. 

The HKS Library Start your Research pages includes links to many important resources like HOLLIS, Google Scholar, Proquest Social Sciences Premium Collection, and the HKS Library Think Tank Search that can be used to conduct a literature review. 

For grey literature such as reports and surveys, search on relevant government and organization websites. Use the HKS Library Think Tank to find publications on over 700+ think tank websites.

For a more exhaustive search, search for PhD dissertations in the Proquest Dissertations & Theses database or find books owned by other libraries in the WorldCat catalog to borrow. View HKS Library Research Guides for more resources by subject. Meet with an HKS Library Research Librarian to identify library resources and develop a strategy for conducting your literature review.

Use this project planner in the Sage Research Methods Online database to learn more about literature reviews.