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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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Today we will...

 

  • Discuss Library Resources & Services During COVID
     
  • Discuss the Research Process: Challenges & Strategies
     
  • Analyze a Literature Review
     
  • Introduce the Examining Sources Assignment
     

The 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)

 

Instructor

Lynnea Myers, Spring 2021

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