THE LITERATURE REVIEW IN RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION WRITING
A concise, illustrated introduction to writing the literature review for scholarly articles and dissertations, including coverage of search strategies, search engines, style guides, bibliographic management software, qualitative meta-analysis, integrated research reviews, and more.
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THE LITERATURE REVIEW IN RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION WRITING Introduction 5 The literature review: General considerations 5 Select a citation style 7 Consider using bibliographic management software 8 Selecting search terms 9 Finding search terms 9 Selecting by overlapping subsets 13 Bibliographic databases 15 Google Scholar 15 Google Scholar tips 16 Academic Search Complete 18 AskGPO 19 Campbell Systematic Reviews 20 ERIC 21 GoPubMed 22 PsychINFO 23 Web of Knowledge/ Web of Science 24 Snowball searching 27 Documenting the search strategy 30 Overview 30 Example documentation 31 Format of the literature review 32 The introduction 32 The background section 32 The literature search strategy 32 The literature review grouped by hypotheses 33 The literature review sub-grouped by importance 33 The summary/conclusions section 34 Meta-analysis 35 Overview 35 The literature review in medicine 36 The meta-analytic schedule 37 Meta-analytic tables 38 From literature review to published article 40 Summary 42 Appendix A: Checklist for the format of the literature review 43 Appendix B: Checklist for meta-analysis 45 Appendix C: The integrative research review (IRR) 47 Bibliography 49 Pagecount: 52