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Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students

This video tutorial is geared towards graduate and professional students, but could also be helpful for undergraduate students working on an honors thesis or capstone project.  It coveres: What is a literature review? What purpose does it serve in research? What should you expect when writing one?  This was created for a general audience and is not specific to any one institution or discipline.  It provices an overview of the literature review process: planning, gathering sources, categorizing, synthesizing, and writing.  

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Virginia Pannabecker
Virginia Pannabecker (Librarian)
1 year ago

I've used this resource in a variety of ways - embedding it in library guides and in course content / assignments for readings, general information, and as part of flipped class assignments. Though its length is 'long' for contemporary how to video standards (9 minutes) all the content is useful, and students who watch it report finding it helpful.

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