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Literature Reviews

Reviews of Research are articles sometimes called "Literature Reviews" or "Systematic Reviews." These offer an overview and synthesis of published research on a particular subject. There are many in the field of education. Reviews of Research save time by giving you a solid understanding of the state of research on a subject. Remember to check the date that the review article was published and supplement with more updated material if needed.

Conducting a Literature Review

Click here to access your training on conducting a literature review. This module will prepare you to

  1. define the steps involved in the literature review process.
  2. decide on the best location(s) to search "the literature" related to your topic.
  3. describe a common method used to track searches and manage citations.

Reviews of Research

The following publications offer good reviews of research. There are MANY other journals and publications which include review articles. In any database, try including keywords such as "review of research" or "literature review" or "systematic review."

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