We have a detailed guide on doing a literature search, or you could watch our videos on literature searching. Whatever approach you decide to take, you'll be looking for books and journal articles along with sources of information on the web. See the tabs below to find the best places to start doing this.
You can use databases to find articles - it's good to use a variety as they all cover different journals / subject areas.
Here are a few of the relevant databases for Agriculture, Policy & Development - find more in the APD subject guide.
Searches across all of our online articles - use it to find journal articles online and read the full text immediately. Summon has the great option to restrict your search results to peer reviewed journals - these are the articles of the best quality as they've been reviewed and scrutinized by experts in that field.
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Search to find articles on your topic - use the button next to each article to read it if we subscribe - if we don't have access order it on inter-library loan
Search here to find the full text of articles and read them immediately.
Similar to Web of Science but does also cover different material - search to find articles on your topic and use the button next to each article to read it if we subscribe - if we don't have access order it on inter-library loan
Business Source Complete
And don't forget Google Scholar
When you are searching for books remember that you may need to broaden your topic keywords. The topic of your project will be very specific, but books are usually on broader subject areas so try and reflect the broader area in your search.
Search here to find books in the Library. Search box below...
Some books that are relevant to your project may not be held by the Library. To find out what has been published on your topic you may need to look further.
Search here to find books on your topic. They may not be available locally - if not request it on inter-library loan