Writing a literature review handout 10 7-11

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This handout accompanied a session that was held at the Nebraska Library Association conference, October 7, 2011, in Lincoln, Nebraska, "So You Have to Write a Paper: Consider Writing a Literature Review," by Sue Ann Gardner, Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Writing a literature review handout 10 7-11

  1. 1. Writing a Literature Review: Overview of Steps<br /> Sue Ann Gardner, University of Nebraska-Lincoln<br /> October 7, 2011<br />1. Choose a topic<br />2. Determine your scope<br />3. Choose what types of sources will be valid <br />4. If a review will be extensive, consider working with a <br /> co-author and each prepare sections<br />5. Do not rely on quotes throughout the paper<br />6. The review will not usually be comprehensive<br />7. Select the most relevant, high-quality sources<br />8. May be accompanied by a list of sources<br />9. Use the correct style and citation format<br />10. The paper should include analysis and synthesis<br />

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