Thursday, August 13, 2009

Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences by Jose L. Galvan

The best advice here is that a literature review is not an annotated reference list on the chosen topic, strung together. This wonderful book provides the step by step process of writing a literature review for a class assignment or dissertation. Details are provided in selecting a general topic, selecting and searching databases for primary source articles, assessing the results, refining the topic and searching to greater specificity, selecting, defining, and classifying appropriate articles, finding a voice and covering all of the necessary aspects of reviews, writing a draft, soliciting assistance from readers and the process of refining the paper. Following these details is a fabulous all inclusive “self editing checklist”; 7 model articles; and the results of the sample ERIC database search.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: H 62 .G35 2006
2nd Floor Social Science Library
Review submitted by: Tracie Hall, Librarian, Law Library
Rating: Highly Recommended

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