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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.