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Recommended Databases

These article databases have a strong focus in Economics. Check the Libraries' Research Guides for other suggestions based on your research topic. 

Citation Searching

You can use a good article as a starting point for finding additional relevant articles that have cited them. This method of research is called "cited reference searching." To start, you will need some key information about your starting article: article title, journal title, author, and publication year

What Is a Literature Review?

Guide to Writing a Literature Review // Perdue OWL

"When we say 'literature review' or refer to 'the literature,' we are talking about the research (scholarship) in a given field. You will often see the terms 'the research,' 'the scholarship,' and 'the literature' used mostly interchangeably."

"A literature review is part of a research paper, usually falling after the introduction and before the research methods sections. The lit review covers the scholarship that is important to the issue you are writing about; sometimes it will also cover key sources that informed your research methodology."