The volume of publication output has exploded. You cannot rule out the possibility that your research topic has already been addressed in a recently published paper.
One of the most frequent reasons for rejection by journals is that the study is a duplication of work that’s already been published.
It is important to keep up with published works in your field and use a structured search strategy to make sure you don’t overlook similar publications.
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.