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How to Write a Literature Review

What it is, the purpose, strategies, guidelines, and resources to help you to get started.

Literature Reviews

Cornish, Marilyn A., and Nathaniel G. Wade. "Spirituality And Religion In Group Counseling: A Literature Review With Practice Guidelines." Professional Psychology: Research And Practice 41.5 (2010): 398-404. PsycINFO. Web. 4 Sept. 2013.

Cuenca-Martínez, Ferran, Sara Cortés-Amador, and Gemma Victoria Espí-López. “Effectiveness of Classic Physical Therapy Proposals for Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Literature Review.” Physical Therapy Research 21.1 (2018): 16–22. 

Gibbons, Susan. "Understanding Empathy as a Complex Construct: A Review of the Literature." Clinical Social Work Journal 39.3 (2011): 243-52.


Source: JoAnne Jacoby. Used with permission from Literature Review Demystified.  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.