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Conducting a Literature Review

Definition

"The selection of available documents (both published and unpublished) on the topic, which contains information, ideas, data and evidence written from a particular standpoint to fulfil certain aims or express certain views on the nature of the topic and how it is to be investigated, and the effective evaluation of these documents in relation to the research being proposed."  (Hart, 2000)

Types of Literature Reviews

Types of Literature Reviews:

  • Course Assignment: Research paper or proposal
  • Senior Thesis or capstone project
  • Masters Thesis or dissertation

How to Write the Literature Review

Learn how to write a review of literature (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

How to write a literature review in 30 minutes or less