Good scholarship involves:
An essential means toward this end is the literature review. The review is the foundation for the research:
“A literature review is an objective, thorough summary and critical analysis of the relevant available research and non-research literature on the topic being studied.” (Cronin, Ryan, & Coughlan, 2008)
The purpose of the literature review is to:
Other reasons for conducting a literature review:
What makes a good literature review?
A literature search addresses:
Literature searching requires:
This LibGuide was created using a guide created by Gerald Natal from the Mulford Health Sciences Library at the University of Toledo. Mr Natal did a phenomenal job compiling the information and he graciously allowed me to use his content.