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What's in the Guide

 This guide provides starting points, tools, and strategies for conducting more effective, efficient searching for your literature review.  Use the tabs to navigate through the pages of this guide.

Why a Literature Review?

What are the Objectives of a Literature Review?

  1. Identify experts in your field - what are your professors reading?
  2. Identify major debates driving scholarship in your field – who are the protagonists?
  3. Identify major journals and other sources (report series, internet sites), including best places for book reviews of new works in the field.
  4. Identify lacunae in existing scholarship that can help direct your research.

Logging in from off-campus (from the UW Libraries Website)

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Citation Guide

Historian's generally use the Chicago style format for footnotes/endnotes and bibliography.  This one page guide provides examples for the most common type of sources.  See the Citations and Writing page for more guides and information.