Literature Review Tutorial
Welcome to the Literature Review Tutorial! Writing a lit(erature) review requires research and planning. This guide explains the purpose of a lit review and introduces the process of researching and writing required for success.
After finishing this tutorial, you will (1) have an understanding of the basic concepts of a literature review, (2) have checklists you can use to help you create a literature review, (3) have an example of a literature review, and (4) know how to get assistance with your literature review.
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Tutorial by Meagan Kinsley (2012)
Original content by Mary Evangeliste and Gwendolyn Reece (2004)
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