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Writing a Literature Review
Writing a literature review is about developing an understanding of the contextual ecology of your research problem, or question.
The process of writing a literature review can be broken down into several major activities:
- Select your topic and develop search terms
- Research - use the library's Quick Search or use specific databases if you want a smaller, more focused results list. Scan the literature, start to narrow your area of interest down.
- Read, Describe, Analyse and Critique
- Compare and contrast
- Discover relationships between sources
- Identify major themes and concepts
- Identify gaps and disagreements
- Organize and manage your sources (this is where Zotero enters the process)
- Write, revise and create final bibliography
Useful Links for Literature Reviews
firstname.lastname@example.org 604-844-3840 520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC