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ED 657

How to Research and Organize a Literature Review Guide 

This guide was designed to help you with your ED 657 literature review. The following sections cover: 

Research Process
Includes the definition of a literature review and the stages of research.  

Initial Search for Articles
Includes common types of articles in databases / how to find article in the library databases / list of useful databases for your initial search 

Developing Themes/Findings 
Looks at how to evaluate articles and look for connecting themes / differences 

Expanding Search
Looks at how to find additional articles using reference pages and cited-by articles 

Organizing/Synthesizing Information

Provides a brief outline and process for writing the literature review 

APA Citation Elements - Provides various resources to help you with formatting your paper and citing sources. 

Please contact me if you have any questions at any stage in the process. 

-- Robert Monge