Given this, while literature reviews are designed to provide an overview and synthesis of pertinent sources you have explored, there are a number of approaches you could adopt depending upon the type of analysis underpinning your study.
It will guide you through different parts of the project such as the literature review and the annotated bibliography.
You will learn how to recognize a scholarly article, how to construct an efficient search, how to search the best library databases for your topic, how to find scholarly materials on the web, how to find research measures, and finally, how to cite your sources properly in APA format.
Producing a literature review may also be part of graduate and post-graduate student work, including in the preparation of a thesis, dissertation, or a journal article.
Literature reviews are also common in a research proposal or prospectus (the document that is approved before a student formally begins a dissertation or thesis).
First, there are the primary studies that researchers conduct and publish.
Second are the reviews of those studies that summarize and offer new interpretations built from and often extending beyond the primary studies.The purpose is to develop a body of literature that establishes a contrarian viewpoint.Given the value-laden nature of some social science research [e.g., educational reform; immigration control], argumentative approaches to analyzing the literature can be a legitimate and important form of discourse.Third, there are the perceptions, conclusions, opinion, and interpretations that are shared informally that become part of the lore of field.In composing a literature review, it is important to note that it is often this third layer of knowledge that is cited as "true" even though it often has only a loose relationship to the primary studies and secondary literature reviews.BOOKS The Library's e Books come in a variety of formats, some display chapters that can be viewed in HTML format or PDF files that can be saved to your computer, others require an e Book reader software such as Adobe Digital Editions or Blue Fire Reader.Our e Books are accessible 24/7 from anywhere for staff and currently enrolled students.Shields and Rangarajan (2013) and Granello (2001) link the activities of doing a literature review with Benjamin Bloom’s revised taxonomy of the cognitive domain (ways of thinking: remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating).A literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works in relation to the research problem being investigated.The process of reviewing the literature is often ongoing and informs many aspects of the empirical research project.The process of reviewing the literature requires different kinds of activities and ways of thinking.