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Literature Reviews

A series of literature review steps

The chapters in this section are adapted from the open textbook Literature reviews for education and nursing graduate students by Frederiksen and Phelps, which was licensed under a CC BY license. The original open textbook may be cited and found at the following location:

Frederiksen, L., & Phelps, S. F. (n.d.). Literature reviews for education and nursing graduate students. PressBooks. Retrieved from http://edtechbooks.org/-mj 

Section Contents

3.1. Introduction to Literature Reviews3.2. What is a Literature Review?3.3. How to Get Started3.4. Where to Find the Literature3.5. Evaluating Sources3.6. Documenting Sources3.7. Synthesizing Sources3.8. Writing the Literature Review3.9. Concluding Thoughts on Literature Reviews