Literature searching

2. Scheduling your literature search

Source: Public Domain

The organisation of literature searches will vary somewhat across disciplines, and for every subject the timeline of a literature search will be different. However, it is probable that you will actually do several literature searches during the lifetime of your project. These flash-cards suggest why this is a useful approach:

The key point is to be flexible and prepared either to revisit past searches looking for newly published material, or to construct entirely new searches if you find that your original searches are not producing useful results.