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Lit Review 101 - Spring 2021 Zoom Sessions

Join SDSU Librarians for an introductory session on literature reviews via Zoom. We will discuss what a literature review is, why we complete them, and who will read them. We will examine examples of literature reviews and discuss resources for locating additional examples. This is a synchronous session. Participants will be able to interact with librarians and ask questions.

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May 13, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Zoom meeting URL on registration site, see link above.

Lit Review 101 - Spring 2020 Session

Lit Review 101 - View recording from last year.

Lit Review 101 Zoom Session Recording - April 7, 2020

For more information and assistance with your literature review contact your subject librarian.

Subject Librarians

Whether you are just beginning to work on your literature review or are well into the process, your subject librarian is here to help you. Your subject librarian can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use Briggs Library's information resources, and stay current in your field.  

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SDSU Information



Turner, John R. “Literature Review.” Performance Improvement Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 2, 2018, pp. 113–117.

The editors of Performance Improvement Quarterly discuss the key components of a literature review.

David N. Boote, and Penny Beile. “Scholars before Researchers: On the Centrality of the Dissertation Literature Review in Research Preparation.” Educational Researcher, vol. 34, no. 6, 2005, pp. 3–15.

Includes a rubric for evaluating literature reviews. Authors work in the field of education but the concepts covered can apply to other disciplines as well.

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