Global Studies: Dissertation Literature Reviews

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

What is a literature review?


A literature review is a means of placing your research questions in the context of the overall research done within your topic. It helps you avoid reinventing the wheel, and makes it more probable that your study will help solve real-world problems.

Ask yourself, have other researchers asked questions similar to mine and what results did they uncover?  Given what other researchers have discovered, which piece of the research puzzle is missing in this particular topic, and does my proposed research fit in the space?

Use this section to view demos of using each of the relevant research databases to conduct your literature review.  Please contact the library if you have questions.


Getting Started

This guide starts by defining a literature review. It also contains comprehensive instructions for finding and searching databases, getting your article once you find it, citation style and citation management; everything you need for a literature review