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This guide is designed to support graduate students at LSU with conducting a literature review.
Have you been tasked with writing a literature review? Whether you have a paper for a class, an article you want to publish, or a review for a thesis or dissertation, this guide will help you through the process. Follow the tabs on the navigation menu to take you through each step of your literature review.
Through this guide, you will learn:
What a literature review is
How to choose a researchable topic
How to find example reviews to gain background knowledge or use as models for your own review
How to craft and refine an effective search strategy
What resources to use to find different kinds of literature
How to access materials outside LSU Libraries
How to evaluate the information you find within the context of your literature review
Strategies for staying organized and taking notes
Tips for managing your sources
How to track citations and stay up-to-date on new publications
How to organize your writing
How to get further help with your literature review
If you have any questions, visit the Get Help tab.