Although the specific learning objectives are not provided, they are inherent in the title, "Literature Review for a Dissertation: A Step by Step Guide." A literature review defined by Fink (2010, p. 3) is "A research literature review is a systematic, explicit, and reproducible method for identifying, evaluating, and synthesizing the existing body of completed and recorded work produced by researchers, scholars, and practitioners." A user who follows the steps in the guide should be able to meet the criteria because the website covers all aspects of collection.
It is common for university librarians working with faculty to develop library guides on specfic content. This particular library guide is extremely well developed. It covers all aspects of the literature review proces. Students should be able to obtain a clear understanding of what is involved in constructing a literature review for a thesis or dissertation. Besides written text there are visuals and appropriately sequenced components of the literature review. There are self assessments included in the content that provide immediate feedback. The versatile site can be used in a research writing course, by individual students, or by faculty as a resource for graduate student advising.