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Graduate Research Portal: Conducting a Literature Review

Literature Review

A literature review provides an evaluative overview of information you have examined that you feel is relevant to your research topic. The purpose of a literature review is to inform readers about the current state of knowledge, theories and ideas pertaining to your chosen topic and to identify knowledge gaps. In general, a successful literature review is not merely descriptive, it also situates your research objective or the issue(s) you are addressing in your thesis within the context of the associated research fields or subject areas.

General Literature Review Guides

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Ebooks on Conducting Literature Reviews

Nursing literature reviews: A reflection by M. Lipscomb, 2019.

Writing the literature review: A practical guide by S.E. Efron & R. Ravid, 2019.

Health sciences literature review made easy: The matrix method , 5th ed. by J. Garrard, 2017

Doing a literature review in health and social care: A practical guide by H. Aveyard, 2010

How to do a systematic literature review in nursing: A step-by-step guide by J. Bettany-Saltikov, 2012.

Subject-Specific Literature Review Guides

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  3. The purpose of literature review in research process

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  2. Strategies for conducting a systematic literature review

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  5. How To Write REVIEW PAPER ( 7 EFFECTIVE steps to follow)

  6. How to write Literature Review



    start with an introduction that detail what you intend to cover, how it will be organized and boundaries such as what is outside the scope. then discuss the literature in a logical and coherent way

  2. Types of Literature Reviews

    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. Literature reviews are pervasive throughout various academic disciplines

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    Research Guides: Literature Review: A Self-Guided Tutorial: Home. This guide will help you to:Define a literature review. Recognize that different fields of study have their own way to perform and write literature reviews

  4. Conduct a Literature Review

    Research Guides: Research Tutorials: Conduct a Literature Review

  5. Research Question

    Interactive learning module that guides you through the process of identifying, evaluating, and using scholarly information to research and write a literature review

  6. Conducting a Literature Review

    Research Guides: Writing Styles & Guides: Conducting a Literature Review. Also explains why and how to conduct a review. Lists the components of a review, the purpose for conducting a review and provides sample reviews