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The MSU Writing Center can assist with your writing, editing, grammar, citing references, and more. Appointments may be scheduled online.
Writing a Literature Review
The literature review can be either a specific type of standalone research paper, or a section of a research paper.
- Literature Reviews Video Tutorial
This video is provides an overview of the literature review process aimed at graduate students. Produced by North Carolina State University Libraries.
- Boote, D. N., & Beile, P. (2005). Scholars before researchers: On the centrality of the dissertation literature review in research preparation. Educational Researcher, 34(6), 3–15.
- Dunne, C. (2011). The place of the literature review in grounded theory research. International Journal Of Social Research Methodology, 14(2), 111-124.
- Reviewing the Literature. (2005). In Jerry J. Wellington, A. Bathmaker, C. Hunt, G. McCulloch, & P. Sikes (Eds.), Succeeding with Your Doctorate. (pp. 73-92). SAGE Publications Ltd.
Conducting Research Literature Reviews by
Call Number: Q180.55.M4 F56 2010
Q180.55.M4 F56 2005
Contents: Reviewing the literature : why? for whom? how? -- Searching and screening : the practical screen and methodological quality (part 1 : research design and sampling) -- Searching and screening : methodological quality (part 2 : data collection, interventions, analysis, results, and conclusions) -- Doing the review -- What did you find? : synthesizing results.
Doing a Literature Review by
Call Number: H62 .H2566 1998
"Doing a Literature Review is a practical and comprehensive guide to researching, preparing and writing a literature review, an essential component of research projects. It is an essential tool for postgraduate students but also for undergraduate and novice researchers across the social sciences and humanities." [publisher description]