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USING A LITERATURE REVIEW
A literature review is a very practical part of the research process. It's how you build on other research in the field - identify best practices and tools and learn what doesn't work. The resources on the page are here to help you structure you literature review so it's as useful as possible.
Also take a look at any literature reviews you find as you search for articles - in addition to content and further references they'll also provide helpful structural hints.
THINKING ABOUT A LITERATURE REVIEW
LITERATURE REVIEW HANDOUT
This handout from The Writing Center at UNC Chapel Hill, walks through the literature review process; from "what is a lit review?," to constructing a thesis statement, to how to organize your review.
LITERATURE REVIEWS: AN OVERVIEW
CONDUCTING A LIT REVIEW & OTHER RESEARCH METHODS
Essentials of Nursing Research by Now in full color, the Sixth Edition of this highly acclaimed introductory research text continues to focus on how to read, understand, analyze, and evaluate research for use in nursing practice. This thoroughly updated edition has a greater focus on evidence-based practice, developing critiquing skills, and continued expansion of qualitative research. The text includes four full research reports, two of which have full written critiques. A new Instructor's Resource CD-ROM includes PowerPoint slides and actual complete critiques (done by the author) which help faculty guide students' learning of how to critique research articles. The Student's CD-ROM has review questions and activity sheets which help increase comprehension, strengthen recall, and develop critiquing skills.
Call Number: RT 81.5 .P63 2006
Publication Date: 2005-02-08
Quantitative Health Research by This text, edited by a well respected team at TCD, addresses the need for a book covering the practicalities of doing quantitative research as part of professional practice, in a field where many texts either cover qualitative and quantitative research together or focus on qualitative methods.
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Research in Nursing and Health by This book offers the reader a synopsis of research, appreciating both the science and art of inquiry. It is designed to present the basic elements of conducting and understanding nursing research using an expeditious and useful reference format. This updated new edition offers the reader a step-by-step guide to conducting research and to understanding the research studies done by others. It describes both quantitative and qualitative investigations. The book is written in outline format, for quick reference. An important feature of the new edition is an extensive listing of online databases and knowledge resources. Graduate students and nurse researchers will find this an easily accessible source of valuable information.
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2004-01-01