SDSU Librarians present an introductory session on literature reviews. We discuss what a literature review is, why we complete them, and who will read them. We examine examples of literature reviews and discuss resources for locating additional examples.
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.
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.
Find your subject librarian by going to http://libguides.sdstate.edu/SubjectLibrarians