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How to do a Literature Review


These databases are focused on what all graduate students need to know:  how to analyse citations in their discipline to help them determine the best articles and most respected authors in their field of study. 

Dissertation and Theses of other graduate students can be searched directly, and citation analysis will permit you to find which articles are cited most often by other authors in a particular discipline.

Websites and Search Engines

Lots of universities have guides on what is expected of their graduate students.  Adlephi University has a full tutorial on conducting a Literature Review (see below).  To find other examples, use a familiar search engine as shown below: