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Graduate Research Portal: Conducting a Literature Review
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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
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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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
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
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
Research Guides: Research Tutorials: Conduct a Literature Review
Interactive learning module that guides you through the process of identifying, evaluating, and using scholarly information to research and write 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