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NUR 202: Research and Ethics: Start

About this Guide

The resources on this guide are a good place to start searching for sources for your literature review. If you need help at any point along the way, don't hesitate to ask a librarian for assistance!

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Research Help:

Today we will...

  • Provide an Update on Research Help for 2021-2022
  • Brainstorm Research Strategies
  • Analyze a Literature Review
  • Introduce the Examining Sources Assignment

Our Goal: To help you be well prepared to conduct your Literature Review

Literature Reviews

Writing a literature review is sometimes described as “telling a research story.”

“A literature review is a document or section of a document that collects key sources on a topic and discusses those sources in conversation with each other (also called synthesis).” (Purdue OWL)

“Writing teachers often say synthesis is like hosting a dinner party: imagine all your sources are together in a room, discussing your topic. What are they saying to each other?” (Purdue OWL)


For more information, see Writing a Literature Review, Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)



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