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Library Tutorials: Conducting a Literature Review

Use these videos and tutorials to learn new tricks about library research

Conducting a Literature Review

Conducting a literature Review for the first time can be confusing.  These tutorials will provide you with tips and examples.

The short video tutorial will describe how to use the operators in your searches.

The step-by-step tutorial will provide the same information with the opportunity to practice searching along the way.

Video Tutorial

Source: Literature Review, video tutorial, by Emily Bongiovanni and Brianna Buljung, Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library under a CC-BY-NC license

Modern Researcher 501 Workshop - March 2020

Mines Theses and Dissertations collection in Mountain Scholar is a great place to view past theses in your discipline.  You can see how other students with similar topics organized their literature review.


Step-by-Step Tutorial

Source: Conducting a Literature Review, LibWizard tutorial, by Brianna Buljung, Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library under a CC-BY-NC license

Conducting Research Checklist

When you are conducting a literature review, or any substantial research project, you will want to be as comprehensive as possible in locating materials. 

Use this checklist to ensure you are considering:

  • Your Keywords
  • Research Guides and Databases that will be helpful
  • Web and Other resources you should consider

The checklist is available in Word and PDF formats.