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Literature Review Guides

LITERATURE REVIEW 
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/literature-reviews/​
  Step-by-step guide. Good overview

http://libguides.bc.edu/litreview/gettingstarted
  Step-by-step guide. Good overview

https://www.rlf.org.uk/resources/the-structure-of-a-literature-review/
  Good overview. 

http://mams.rmit.edu.au/bwr5l47mmwpy.pdf​
  From introduction to conclusion. Tips on common mistakes and traps.

HOW TO DEFINE A RESEARCH QUESTION
http://libguides.uleth.ca/c.php?g=256460&p=1710376 
  Guidelines and tips.

- http://www.theresearchassistant.com/tutorial/2-1.asp
  Relationship between the research question, hypotheses and more.

-https://libraries.indiana.edu/sites/default/files/Develop_a_Research_Question.pdf  
 From topic to research question. A sample research question is included.

https://www.vanderbilt.edu/writing/wp-content/uploads/sites/164/2016/10/Formulating-Your-Research-Question.pdf
  How to formulate your research question

- http://libguides.mjc.edu/c.php?g=255631&p=1706368 
  Develop research questions - Many sample questions  
  
HOW TO CONDUCT A LITERATURE SEARCH
http://guides.library.yale.edu/c.php?g=295913&p=1975849
  Searching strategy in ten steps.

- To choose the best databases for your topic, talk to your subject librarians or visit their subject / class guides at 
   http://tamu.libguides.com/

HOW TO EVALUATE, SUMMARIZE AND SYNTHESIZE SOURCES
-http://libguides.apsu.edu/c.php?g=36165&p=230247
 Evaluate the sources.

http://libguides.apsu.edu/c.php?g=36165&p=230248
 Organize the sources.

- https://writingcenter.fiu.edu/resources/synthesis-matrix-2.pdf
  Synthesis Matrix.

https://library.ithaca.edu/sp/assets/users/_lchabot/sample_apa_style_litreview.pdf
  Sample review with comments on topic, hypothesis, format, citations, discussion of findings and the use of APA style.  

https://library.ithaca.edu/sp/assets/users/_lchabot/lit_rev_eg.pdf 
  Sample annotated short literature review showing summary, synthesis and writing.
 
HOW TO WRITE A LITERATURE REVIEW
https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html
  Writing the introduction, body and conclusion.

http://mams.rmit.edu.au/bwr5l47mmwpy.pdf​
  Structure the literature review from introduction, organizing to concluding the review. Tips on common mistakes and traps.

http://libguides.bc.edu/litreview/phase6
  Tips on writing.

http://library.bcu.ac.uk/learner/writingguides/1.04.htm
  Writing tips and checklist.

https://laverne.libguides.com/c.php?g=34942&p=222060 
  12 sample reviews with topics on business, education, gerontology, psychology, public administration, and sociology

Systematic Review Guides

http://guides.library.cornell.edu/c.php?g=459012&p=3142201 
  Overview and a step-by-step guide

http://www.ccace.ed.ac.uk/research/software-resources/systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses
  Overview and a step-by-step guide

http://guides.library.tamucc.edu/ld.php?content_id=13620369
  Systematic review vs literature review

- The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster [Videos]
   Session 1 / Session 2 / Session 3 / Session 4 / Session 5 / Session 6