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Different research projects involve different kinds of literature reviews with different kinds of work...and different amounts of work. And, of course, the "end products" vary. This is a list of research projects that can have different kinds of literature review.
To find thesis or dissertation examples or literature review articles, see the Finding Examples box at right.
Elements of Library Research by Mary George, Senior Reference Librarian for Humanities & Social Sciences at Princeton University
"I want to reach anyone who feels anxious—or downright scared—when facing a task that involves seeking and weighing information. You may be starting your ﬁrst research paper, your nth term project, even your doctoral dissertation: if you worry that you are not going to ﬁnd enough of the ‘‘right stuff,’’ then the ideas and suggestions in this book will put you at ease and back in charge."
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This below is what is in the chapters:
Digital Paper: A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials.
By Andew Abbott, the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Sociology and the College at the University of Chicago.
From page 13: "...library research is not linear. It does not go from question to literature review to data search to analysis to write-up. Rather, it is massively parallel. You are doing mosts of its subtasks most of the time...."
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LITERATURE REVIEW ARTICLES
See strategies below. Also, always consider consulting with a subject librarian for ideas on names of journals in your subject area that have review articles.
In planning your review, in addition to finding and analyzing the reviews in dissertations in your field at KSU, you might ask yourself questions from other guides such as the following:
From: Writing the successful thesis and dissertation: entering the conversation,
by Irene L. Clark
You can read this book online through the KSU Library catalog!