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Literature Reviews: Find Books

Comprehensive guide to finding information sources for a literature review for an honours, master's or PhD thesis.

Find Books

If books are important in your discipline, consider these sources:

Use Interlibrary Loan to obtain materials not in the UBC Library collection. Note that you do not have to determine what library owns the item you want: simply place your Interlibrary Loan request.


Library of Congress Subject Headings

Most library catalogues use Library of Congress Subject Headings for subject description. These are available in a six-volume set on the counter behind the Koerner Library Research Commons Desk (one floor below the entrance) and online.

When you are starting your research on a topic, try looking up your key concepts in the Library of Congress Subject Headings. Often you will find ideas for other search terms that will help you to find relevant materials on your topic.

Your Literature Review Stage

My literature review stage is
Just starting: 5 votes (83.33%)
Nearly finished - makeing sure I haven't overlooked anything: 1 votes (16.67%)
Somewhere in the middle: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 6

Books about Literature Reviews

UBC Library Books


Science/Social Science

Health Sciences