Starting with a preliminary scope of literature that has been published or made available will help you. Do some searches to:
So where should you start looking?
A great place to start is Library Search and believe it or not……Google Scholar.
There are also specific locations where high level reviews are published and available via the library databases. The key ones are listed below.
Not available via the library but highly important are:
Depending on your topic you may also want to look at:
If you are undertaking either a Scoping Review or Systematic Review, go to the Framing your question page to locate information on which question framework is right for your high level review question.
If you are undertaking an integrative review, our Database Search guide will provide you with all the information you require to develop your review question and search strategy.
Watch a short video on preliminary searching (1:23).