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Introduction and Overview
Library Resources for Preparing and Writing Your Review of the Literature
Coming soon from our libraries...an online guide to "Literature Review Services, Evidence Synthesis, Systematic Review".
What should a literature review do...
- Set the broad context for the study, demarcate the scope of the investigation, and provide a justification for those decisions.
- Situate the literature in scholarly/historial context.
- Report the claims made in the existing literature.
- Examine the research methods used.
- Distinguish what has been learned and accomplished in the area of study from what still needs to be learned and accomplished.
- Summarize and synthesize the existing literature in a way that permits a new perspective.
Literature Review Types/Typologies, Taxonomies
Grant, M. J., and A. Booth. "A Typology of Reviews: An Analysis of 14 Review Types and Associated Methodologies." Health Information and Libraries Journal 26.2 (2009): 91-108.
Sutton, A., et al. "Meeting the Review Family: Exploring Review Types and Associated Information Retrieval Requirements." Health Information and Libraries Journal 36.3 (2019): 202-22.