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Journal Title Lookup

 To find specific journals in your discipline, type the title in the box below:

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NYTimes Topics

To search the New York Times Science section:

Times Topics: Science


Literature Review

What is a Literature Review?

An overview of the significant literature published on a topic. Rather than evaluating each source seperately, a lit review is written in esaay form, and explains how each work is similar to and how it varies from the others.

For more detailed information, see How to Write a Literature Review.

For examples of a scholarly literature review:

Allen, R.C. (1996). Socioeconomic Conditions and Property Crime: A Comprehensive Review and Test of the Professional Literature.
The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 55, 293.

Skott-Myhre, H. (2008). Towards a delivery system of services for rural homeless youth: A literature review and case study. Child & Youth Care Forum, 37, 87-102.

Example of an undergraduate literature review for a Psychology class on Adolescent Depression. Includes corrections and comments.


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