In his latest blog post, Aaron Tay provides an exploration of the tools, techniques and strategies for conducting your literature review using the Lens.
TL;DR — This articles shows you a reliable search strategy that you can use in Lens.org to find meta-analysis, systematic reviews, review articles of topics you are interested in regardless of your discipline to help kick start your research. I also do a comparison of this search strategy in Lens.org against Pubmed and show that this search strategy yields similar results, giving some assurance on the reliabilty of this method.
One of the techniques I teach new research students when starting a deep dive into a research area they are not familar with is to look out for review articles, systematic reviews, meta-analysis which provide an expert’s view of a given topic as well as providing a rich source of references to mine.
Many such reviews are also very well cited and as such one can also “go forward in time” and look at citations by newer papers to the reviews. If you are really into it, you can even do literature review/bibliometric mapping of references collected using tools like Dimensions, VOSviewer, Citespace or Citation Gecko...