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How to Write a Literature Review

An introduction to 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.

Dunjó, Jordi, et al. "Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Analysis. A Literature Review." Journal of Hazardous Materials 173.1-3 (2010): 19-32.

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

Mady, Callie. "Allophone Students in French Second-Official-Language Programs: A Literature Review." Canadian Modern Language Review/La Revue Canadienne des Langues Vivantes 63.5 (2007): 727-60.

Mayer, David J. "Acupuncture: An Evidence-Based Review of the Clinical Literature." Annual Review of Medicine 51:1 (2000): 49-63.

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