Preparing your search
Writing a literature review for a project proposal gives the readers background information or the perspective necessary to understand the project. Background information, which can be found in books or journal articles, can look at whether your problem or a similar problem has been investigated in the past.
Before starting the search for background information, it's important to start the research process with the steps described in the YouTube videos below.
- Step 1 - Developing a research question for a literature review
- Step 2 - Finding key concepts and synonyms
- Step 3 - Creating a search strategy
Note: The CLUES Library Catalogue mentioned in the above videos has been replaced with the Sofia Discovery tool.
Sources to find costing information of components, products, services, labour, etc.
To find government information, reports, newpaper articles standards, statistics, etc.
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