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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 635-639

Literature search for research planning and identification of research problem


1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Surgery, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
3 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.190618

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Literature search is a key step in performing good authentic research. It helps in formulating a research question and planning the study. The available published data are enormous; therefore, choosing the appropriate articles relevant to your study in question is an art. It can be time-consuming, tiring and can lead to disinterest or even abandonment of search in between if not carried out in a step-wise manner. Various databases are available for performing literature search. This article primarily stresses on how to formulate a research question, the various types and sources for literature search, which will help make your search specific and time-saving.


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