Locate primary literature from peer-reviewed journals and critically evaluate the information to answer your research or clinical question. Performing a comprehensive, systematic literature search as well as proper documentation is essential.
A quality literature search requires a systematic and comprehensive search of the literature.
|Original source material, not previously published.||
Materials that evaluate primary sources
|Sources that review secondary sources, may overlap with Secondary||Published outside of usual publication routes|
|Journals, primarily peer-reviewed||Books||Almanacs||Bulletins|
|Meeting Abstracts||Encyclopedias||Directories||Government Documents|
|Patents||Journals, especially review articles||Encyclopedias||Conference Abstracts|