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This course guide is designed to help faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the process of conducting and writing a literature review for any discipline.
How to Conduct a Literature Review
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Learn how to conduct a literature review.
- What is a Literature Review? | Learn the purpose of a literature review.
- What is an Annotated Bibliography? Lear how an annotate bibl differs from a Lit Review?
- Types of Reviews
- Starting your Research| Steps for starting your lit review.
- Finding "The Literature" | Where to search.
- Finding Models | Sometimes an example can be the best help.
- Organizing/Writing | Advice on how to structure your literature review.
- Citation Help | Style guides and citation management software.
Literature Review Tutorial
Literature Review: An Overview for Graduate Students (From North Carolina State University Libraries)
This tutorial is an excellent resource demonstrating how to conduct a literature review.
Tutorials on Literature Reviews: How to find and do them.
Do you need to find review articles or do a lit review?
This tutorial explains the difference between review articles and research articles and gives a quick example on how to find literature reviews using PsycINFO.
Need more help? Click on the Adelphi University link to see a much longer and more detailed tutorial.